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Syllabus for

Academic year
MPR212 - Robotics and robot systems
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-23 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   24 May 2011 pm M,  Contact examiner,  19 Aug 2011 am M

In programs

MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR - Production Systems , Year 1 (elective)


Tekniklektor  Rolf Berlin


MPR161   Robotics MPR211   Robotics


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Linear algebra and programming


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 structual 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
be familiar with the different parts of an industrial robot and oriented about advantages and disadvantages of different constructions
be familiar with the mathematical theory of controlling robot arms, both static and dynamic influence
be familiar with the design and implementation of a robot installation in industry and oriented about the tool box with check lists, used when working in robot automation projects
understand in which technical areas the development now is concentrated, and 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


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

The grades are fail, 3, 4 and 5.

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