Industrial Robotics (Major in Industrial Automation)

Electronics and Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 14,0 PL + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT

- Ana Cristina Barata Pires Lopes

Not applicable.

It is intended to provide students with knowledge on how to operate and use robotic systems, in particular regarding the technological aspects, the operating and programming characteristics of industrial robots, as well as their industrial applications and mobile robots. More specifically the sequential manipulator robots and the mobile differential robots will be approached in this course. It is also intended that students acquire knowledge about the morphology and kinematics of these types of robots. Navigation methods for mobile robots will also be discussed. It is also intended that students develop programming skills, in particular for the SCORBOT IX industrial manipulators (5 degrees of freedom) and MOVER 6 (6 degrees of freedom). Students will also have to acquire knowledge for mobile robot programming based on the Arduino and Raspeberry Pi platform and ROS (Robotic Operating System) operating system.

1. Introduction.
2) Spatial descriptions and transformations.
3) Robot morphology:
i. Components of a robot;
ii. Joints;
iii. Work space;
iv. Kinematic structures:
4) Robot kinematics.
i. Direct kinematics
ii. Inverse kinematics;
5) Introduction to mobile robotics:
i. Actuators and Sensors for mobile robotics;
ii. Locomotion;
iii. Kinematic model of a mobile robot;
iv. Localization and mapping;
v. Navigation.
vi. Introduction to ROS, robotic platforms based on Arduino and Raspeberry Pi microcontrollers.

Evaluation Methodology
Written Test (60%), Lab work (40%) (A minimum of 45% classification in the written Test is mandatory and a minimum of 45% classification in the Labs is mandatory)

- Fu, K. (1987). Robotics : control sensing, visionand inteligence. (Vol. -). -: McGraw- Hill Book Company
- Craig, J. e Smith, P. e Giraldes, E. (1989). Introduction to Robotics. (Vol. -). -: Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co.
- Tzafestas, S. (2014). Introduction to Mobile Robot Control. 2014 Elsevier Inc.: Elsevier
- Siegwart, R. e Nourbakhsh, I. (2004). Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots. London: MIT Press

Method of interaction
Lectures, practical exercises and lab experiments.

Software used in class
RoboCell Eshed Roboteq;
Mover 6;
Microsoft Visual Studio;
Arduino Ide;
ROS (Robotic Operating System);