Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.

The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.

Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook,  for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.

Introduction to Robotics

Module aims

This module, part of the Mechatronix stream, aims at introducing the fundamental theoretical concepts of mechanical manipulators and initiating students to use them with applied problems. As part of the applied content, major computer vision concepts will be introduced as well.
 
 

Learning outcomes

To be able to map spatial coordinates through major geometrical transformations

To be able to apply concepts of forward and reverse kinematic
To understand the Jacobian operators
To understand the fundamentals of dynamics
To review the concepts of linear control applied to manipulators
To be familiar with the basic technique of computer vision

Module syllabus

1. Spatial descriptions and transformations

2. Forward kinematics. Links descriptions
3. Inverse kinematics: existance of solutions, algebraic solutions, reduction to polynomials
4. Jacobians: velocities, motion of links; numerical solution: gradient descent
6. Introduction to dynamics: Newton's and Euler's equations
7. Linear control: review and distubance rejection
8  Force control
9. Introduction to Computer Vision

Pre-requisites

ME1-HMCP Prerequisite
ME2-HMCP Prerequisite
ME1-HMTX Prerequisite
ME2-HMTX Prerequisite
ME3-HMTX Prerequisite

Assessments

Examination 1.5 h exam 60% Numeric 40%
Coursework Simulations+Quizzes 40% Numeric 40%