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MPR213 - Robotics and manufacturing automation
Robotteknik och automation
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 34117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B+

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   31 May 2021 am J,  10 Oct 2020 pm J,  19 Aug 2021 pm J

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Johan Stahre

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General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites



The aim of the course is to give an insight into the construction, use and consequences of robotics and an orientation about future robotics. The importance of robot automation is described by means of examples of industrial applications and methods for designing robot installations.
The aim of the course is to give an understanding of work methods and programming methods with focus on the latest programming and simulation tools in virtual manufacturing.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

* master the basic ideas and problems in robotics
* understand the robot cell as a module in the virtual factory
* describe in a structured way a method for successfully implement robot automation in the virtual and physical factory
* use simulation tools for off-line programming of robots in modern production systems
* explain different parts of an industrial robot and oriented about advantages and disadvantages of different constructions
* describe fixturing and clamping in automation processes
* explain the mathematical theory of controlling robot arms, both static and dynamic influence
* design and implement a robot installation in industry and use the tool box with check lists when working in robot automation projects including cell and line communication
* describe in which technical areas the development now is concentrated, and be oriented about international robotics research and trends


Modern production development methods are increasingly founded on
computer-based tools with virtual models describing the existing or
planned production process. This Virtual Manufacturing approach, with
sophisticated simulation tools for 3D workcell layout and off-line robot
programming, results in reduced time to market, lower production costs,
and superior end products.
Present off-line programming systems for robots, highlights many new
demands on the process in comparison to the former situation, where a
robot was programmed on the shop floor.


The course consists of three parts:
* Theoretical description of robotics with lectures based on course literature
* Problem solving with lectures and exercises on robot kinematics
* Practical laboratory work, off-line programming, simulation and on-line verification.


Course PM
A number of technical articles
Laboratory PM

Examination including compulsory elements

Written examination and approved laboratory work. The examination consists of questions and problems related to lectures, course literature and laboratory work.

The laboratories 5.1 and 5.2 are obligatory.

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