Automation and Robotics Syllabus

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Title Automation and Robotics
Short Name
Course code CSC371
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Sixth Semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Description:

This course provides the detailed idea about fields of robotics and its control mechanisms.

Course Objective:

The main objective is to provide information on various parts of robots and idea on fields of

robotics. It also focuses on various kinematics and inverse kinematics of robots, trajectory

planning of robots and to study the control of robots for some specific applications.

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Definition and Origin of Robotics, Types of Robotics, Major Components, Historical development of Robot, Robotic System and Robot anatomy, Degrees of freedom, Coordinate System and its type Asimov's laws of robotics, Dynamic stabilization of robots 

2. Power Sources and Sensors
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drives, determination of HP of motor and gearing ratio, variable speed arrangements, path determination, micro machines in robotics, machine vision, ranging, laser, acoustic, magnetic, fiber optic and tactile sensors.

3. Manipulators, Actuators, and Grippers
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Manipulators, Classification, Construction of manipulators, manipulator dynamics and force control, electronic and pneumatic manipulator control, End effectors, Loads and Forces, Grippers, design considerations, Robot motion Control, Position Sensing

4. Kinematics and Path Planning
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Solution of Inverse Kinematics Problem, Multiple Solution Jacobian Work Envelop, Hill Climbing Techniques, Robot Programming Languages

5. Process Control
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Process Control and Types, On-Off Control Systems, Proportional Control Systems, Proportional Plus Integral (PI) Control Systems, Three Mode Control (PID) Control Systems, Process Control Tuning.

6. Case Studies
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Multiple robots, Machine Interface, Robots in Manufacturing and not-Manufacturing Application, Robot Cell Design, Selection of a Robot

Lab and Practical works

Laboratory Works:

The laboratory work should be focused on implementation of sensors, design of control

systems. It should also deal with developing programs related Robot design and control using