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AUTO4507 Robot Manipulators

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering major sequence
Content
This unit concentrates on industrial robot manipulators. Students will learn the theory of manipulators and gain practical industrial robot skills from simulation and real robot manipulators. Topics covered include: Robot manipulators; history and industrial application areas; spot-welding; spray painting; pick-and-place; serial and parallel manipulators; workspace; degree-of-freedom; forward kinematics; inverse kinematics; motion equations; Jacobian; Homogeneous coordinates; Denavit-Hartenberg notation; and manipulator programming.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the theory, applications and limitations of industrial robot manipulator techniques and methods; (2) design a robot work cell with a manipulator for a given application task; (3) develop efficient code and algorithms for robot manipulation; (4) design a robot manipulator solution for a real robot including deployment, testing, debuting and optimisation; and (5) ensure safety and risk management are taken into account when designing robot manipulators and their use.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratories; (2) project; and (3) mid-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Thomas Braunl
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
( ELEC3020 Digital Embedded Systems (ID 8032) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) ) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
ELEC3020 Digital Embedded Systems (ID 8032) or ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems (ID 5982)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
4 hours per week
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