Robotics - MTRN4230

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

prereq: (MMAN2300 or MMAN3300)and(MTRN2500 and MTRN3020)

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators, by exposing them to the theoretical basis of robotics as well as their practical implementation. By the end of the course students are expected to understand the ways in which robots are used in industrial and service applications; the selection process of robots for industrial applications; the main categories of robot frames of reference and the essentials of robot kinematics, dynamics and path planning. Specific topics covered include robot history, populations and main uses, profitability, simulation, kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning, mobile robots, parallel manipulators, safety and robot workcell concepts and design. Major projects require students to apply the theory to integrate a real robot manipulator, simulation software, vision system and safety system to demonstrate the operation of a robot cell. High levels of problem solving, project management and group work skills are developed throughout the semester as a foundation for graduate positions.


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