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MEC4456

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)C Chen

Synopsis

Spatial descriptions and transformations. Manipulator forward and inverse kinematics. Differential relationships and Jacobian. Manipulator dynamics: Lagrangian and Newton Euler formulations. Design of mechanisms and end-effectors. Actuation, sensing and control. Computational geometry for design, manufacture, and path planning. Robotics in manufacturing and automation. Techniques for modelling, simulation and programming of robotic tasks. Advanced mathematical formulations. Introduction to advanced robotics. A self-directed learning component completes the unit.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 70%
Project and laboratory work: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies

Contact hours

36 lectures, 24 practice class/laboratory hours

Prerequisites

MEC3457