Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Define, describe and compare components of industrial robots in manufacturing environment (e.g. robot configuration · end-effectors · actuators & drive)
- Define, describe and compare sensing perceptions that enable robots to analyze the environment, reason, and take actions towards given tasks in manufacturing environment
- Select configurations, actuators, and sensors for industrial robots to implement given tasks in manufacturing environment & justify the choices
- Use industrial robots to implement given tasks in manufacturing environment, and assess performance in terms of accuracy & precision
- Formulate supervisors for perceiving situations, reasoning, and taking actions for automation of given tasks in manufacturing environment and assess the formulated supervisors
The broad goal of this course is to design automation by using industrial robot cells. To help students achieve this goal, the course focuses on the breadth of knowledge, synthetical skills, and high-level systematic operations required for designing automation. Every week is dedicated to a particular topic in the field of industrial robotics, specifically industrial robotic arms, actuation and drive, sensors and sensing, path and trajectory planning, robot programming, and supervisory control.|
Assessment is project based. Students work on a hands-on project to apply what they have learned to an in-depth exploration of automation design by using industrial robot cells. The project has a theme that changes time to time based on hot topics and current challenges in the field of industrial robotic automation. The assessment has three tasks defined based on the project:
Task 1: To select robot configuration (e.g. degree-of-freedom and type of joints) and components (e.g. actuators and sensors) to implement the automation. This task is to assess students’ achievement of Learning goals 1, 2, and 3.
Task 2: To complete a simple task (e.g. pick and place) of the automation. This task is to assess students’ achievement of Learning goal 4.
Task 3: To complete the automation (e.g. formulation of a supervisory control). This task is to assess students’ achievement of Learning goal 5.