3 units – Winter Quarter; alternate years
Lecture: 3 hours
Grading: Letter; homework, class projects and exams as determined by instructor.
Introduction to robotic systems. Mechanical manipulators, Kinematics, manipulator positioning and path planning. Dynamics of manipulators. Robot motion programming and control algorithm design.
Expanded Course Description:
Engineering Design Statement:
Much of this course is devoted to the analysis, modeling, and design of mechanical manipulator kinematics, dynamics, and motion control. Because of the fact that manipulator models are highly nonlinear and complex, model selection, analysis techniques and assumptions made are very important aspects of the design process. Students are shown how to recognize certain factors and assess their impact on computational feasibility and system performance during the design process. The course includes individual projects which require computer simulations and laboratory experimentation to verify the validity of the designs.
ABET Category Content:
Engineering Science: 1 credit
Engineering Design: 2 credits
THIS COURSE DOES NOT DUPLICATE ANY EXISTING COURSE.
Last revised: February 2006