MECHANICS OF ROBOTS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the class, students should be able to understand, modify and design high performance automation systems.
Course contents summary
The course deals with concepts of robotics and flexible automation.
Hardware and software components for advanced automation systems will be discussed.
- History of automation.
- Applications of flexible and non-flexible autoamtion
- Motion profiles.
- Robotics: types of robots and their features.
- Inverse and direct kinematics.
- Actuators and reducers.
- Embedded systems: real-time operating systems, fieldbus.
- Mobile robots.
- Numerical methods for kinematics and dynamics.
P.L. MAGNANI, G. RUGGIERI: Meccanismi per macchine automatiche. UTET, ISBN-10: 8802040249.
G. LEGNANI: Robotica industriale, CEA, ISBN-10: 8808086313
Lessons and projects developed as group homework, for instance building small robots or developing custom software.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final exam, in form of a discussion of about twenty minutes on four random topics from the program.
Students that decided to develop the optional group projects need to show the result of the project to the professor in a previous moment, during office hours. The vote ranges in the 0-30 inteval, with a 3 point penalty for students that decided not to do the optional group project.