ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Lectures : 36h00
Personal work 114h00
Total duration : : 36
Status :
Period :
Semester 8 - STAFFORDSHIRE
Education language :
English
General objectives
Robot manipulators are numerous in industry and found in a variety of applications. This module will explain exactly how they work, how to program them, their interfacing with industrial controllers and how they will be improved in the future. Topics will range from motor control using PLC?s and what PID really is, through to the advanced topics of vision and current research.

Learning Outcomes:
1. DEMONSTRATE A COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING AND CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE APPLICATION OF PID CONTROL FOR AUTOMATION.
2. DEMONSTRATE ORIGINALITY IN THE APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE, TOGETHER WITH A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF USABILITY IN SPECIFYING A COMPLETE PLC SYSTEM AS AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATION CONTROL.
3. DEMONSTRATE CRITICAL AWARENESS AND EVALUATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH IN ORDER TO APPLY ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR SOLVING THE KINEMATICS OF A ROBOT MANIPULATOR.
4. EVALUATE THE COMPLEX ISSUES BOTH SYSTEMATICALLY AND CREATIVELY TO PROGRAM AN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT ARM TO ACHIEVE A SPECIFIED INDUSTRIAL TASK.
Content
Overview of industrial robot arms and how to program them
Overview of PLCs and how they interface to robots and automatic processes
Digital implementation of PID control
Forward kinematics using D-H matrices
Inverse kinematics
The Jacobean matrix and its use in force and speed determination
Trajectory control
Introduction to vision
Current advances in robotics"
Pre-requisites
None
Bibliography
ECAM Bibliography
Assessment(s)
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Learning Outcomes 1 & 2.Written exam
2This will consist of: A 3000 word individual report (30%) and presentation (20%) of 20 minutes will be set to assess the learning outcomes 3 and 4. Project