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ME40331: Robotics engineering

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
ME40331 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

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)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 4)

ME40331 is Optional on the following programmes:

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)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change 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.
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