ME/ECE 739 Advanced Automation and Robotics

3 graduate credits

Course objective:
Develop an in-depth understanding of robot manipulators through mathematical modeling and simulation. Introduce machine vision and sensor integration for robot use in automation.

Course description:
In-depth study of advanced automation concepts and of robotic manipulators. Topics include kinematics, trajectories, dynamic control and programming of robots along with concepts of flexible manufacturing and assembly operations.

Proficiency in high-level programming and knowledge of basic linear algebra.

Five homework assignments.

Final project.


Computer software:
MATLAB, Maple or Compiler (C or C++). Visit Tethered Software at Computer-aided Engineering for information about software availability. A student version of MATLAB is available for purchase. Contact the Department of Engineering Professional Development for details.

Reference Textbooks:
Robot Modeling and Control, Spong, Hutchinson, and Vidyasagar, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006
ISBN-10: 0-471-64990-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-471-64990-8

Course notes:
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