|Brief introduction to robot kinematics including forward and inverse displacement and velocity solutions. An introduction to trajectory planning. Description of common uses of robotics in the manufacturing industry. Description and differences between soft and hard automation particularly in material handling systems. Fundamentals of sensors, actuators and controllers. Examples of automated machinery conveyor systems, feeder systems and packaging systems. Lab introduces different components of a flexible manufacturing systems. Graduate students enrolling in this course must submit an additional project in order to receive credit for this course.|
Prerequisite: CS 1003, MATH 1503, ME 2143 and (ECE 2701 or ECE 2711).