- Code ENGN4627
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Robert Mahony
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course provides an introduction to the mechanics of robots and spatial mechanics. The theoretical focus is on kinematics and dynamics of robotic manipulators and control design for non-linear mechanical systems. Topics covered include: homogeneous coordinate transformations, representation of spatial orientation, Denavit-Hartenberg link descriptions, forward and inverse kinematics, Jacobian rate and static force relations, singularities, recursive Newton-Euler iteration and Euler-Lagrange derivations of manipulator dynamics, trajectory planning, linear control, computed torque control, passivity based control. The applied component of the course includes experimental work with robotic manipulators and a mechatronic design and build project.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By studying this course, students will be
- familiar with the history, concept development and key components of robotics technologies.
- understand basic mathematic manipulations of spatial coordinate representation and transformation.
- understand and able to solve basic robot forward and inverse kinematics problems.
- understand and able to solve basic robotic dynamics, path planning and control problems.
- able to undertake practical robotics experiments that demonstrate the above skills.
Assignments (10%) Computer Lab (10%) Practice project (30%) Final Exam (50%)
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12-week lectures and 5 assignments and 5-6 tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
- M. Spong, S. Hutchinson and M. Vidyasager, Robot Modelling and Control, Wiley, 2006.
Other books that may be useful:
- M. Spong, M. Vidyasager, Robot Dynamics and Control, Wiley.
- Sciavicco and Siciliano, Modelling and Control of Robotic Manipulators, Springer
- J. Angeles, Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems, Mechanical Engineering Series.
- Craig, Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control, Addison-Wesley.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7543||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|