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ME40331: Robotics engineering

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail data for this unit is currently being updated as a change has been approved. Updated assessment information will be published here shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME40331 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of robots as applied to industrial robot manipulators, including kinematics, dynamics, motion planning, control, and machine vision.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course, students should be able to:
* Compute forward and inverse kinematics and dynamics of most common manipulator designs.
* Plan robot trajectories.
* Design both motion and force control algorithms
* Understand nonlinear controllers and machine vision.

Skills:
Problem solving, controller design, kinematic and dynamic analysis, experimental, working in a group and as individuals, IT.

Content:
Introduction to industrial robot manipulators, forward and inverse kinematics, Jacobians, dynamic analysis and forces, inverse dynamics, trajectory generation, linear and nonlinear controllers, force control, robot vision. Practical work includes robotics and haptics experiments with Phantom Omni Robot, and path planning demonstrations on Kuka and Motoman industrial robots.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME40331 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • TEXX-AFM01 : MSc Mechatronics
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

ME40331 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • RSCM-AFM51 : Integrated PhD Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
  • TSCM-AFM51 : MRes Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
  • TSCM-AFM52 : MSc Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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