Course: Basics of Robotics

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Course title Basics of Robotics
Course code TUVI/TE8ZR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Maloch Jaroslav, Ing. CSc.
Course content
- Basic parts of industrial robots and manipulators (IRaM). - Classification of IRaM. - IRaM for industrial applications, their classification, design, features. - Kinematic structure IRaM. - Drives of IRaM. - Sensors in IRaM. - End effectors of IRaM. - Control systems and control units of IRaM.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Demonstration, Simple experiments, Exercises on PC, Teamwork
  • Home preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of subject is to introduce students to major topics of robotics in production technologies, especially in plastics and rubber industry applications. Students are acquainted with the description of industrial robots and manipulators, sensors, drives, computer vision, sensory systems of human-machine interfaces, design and kinematic structure of industrial robots and manipulators and advanced robotic systems.
Student has knowledge about industrial robots and manipulators. Student is able to design structure of simple industrial manipulators and manages to construct manipulator hands.
Knowledge of mathematics, mechanics, machinery components and electrical engineering at the level of bachelor's degree of technical university.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Oral examination, Written examination, Analysis of the student's performance, Didactic test, Conversation, Systematic observation of the student

Course credit: attendance at least at 80% laboratory lessons. Delivery of all completed laboratory classes reports. Passing all tests. Examination: final exam contains two parts - written test and oral exam. Student is expected to have knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Craig, J.J. Introduction to Robotics, Mechanical and Control. Reading. Mas.: Addison-Wessley, 1989.
  • Hlaváč, V., Šonka, M. Počítačové vidění. Praha: Grada, 1992.
  • Chvála, Břetislav. Průmyslové roboty a manipulátory. 1. vyd. Praha : Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1990. ISBN 80-03-00361-X.
  • Maňas, Miroslav. Základy robotiky. 1. vyd. Brno : VUT, 1991. ISBN 8021402792.
  • Mckerrow, P.J. Introduction to Robotics. Sydney: Addison-Wessley, 1991.
  • Paul, R.P. Robot Manipulators:Mathematics, Programming and Control. MIT Press, 1981.
  • Piskač, Luděk. Průmyslové roboty. 2., přeprac. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2004. ISBN 8070432780.
  • Stadler, W. Analytical Robotics and Mechatronics. McGrave-Hill, Inc., 1990.

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