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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 456 (I E 456) Industrial Robot Applications (3) Introduction to robotics, with emphasis on robot selection, programming, and economic justification for manufacturing applications.

M E (I E) 456 Industrial Robot Applications (3)

This course is a technical elective, and is normally taken by students in their Senior years. In this course, students learn about present and future status of robot applications, and are required to apply fundamental knowledge of physics and mathematics to develop software to analyze and control robots.

The course deals with mechanics and control of robot manipulators and wheeled mobile robots. First, students are taught to analyze 3-D kinematics, statics and dynamics of robot manipulators. Then, control algorithms for robot manipulators are presented. Sensors, actuators and softwares used in industrial robots are discussed. In the end, kinematics and control of wheeled mobile robots are presented. During this course, application of computer, particularly Matlab, is emphasized as much as possible.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251;I E 305 orM E 360;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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