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ME40331: Robotics engineering

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 15%)
  • Examination (EX 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ME40331 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.

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

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
  • 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)
Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME40331 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.