The student should be made:
- To understand the basic concepts associated with the design, functioning, applications and social aspects of robots
- To study about the electrical drive systems and sensors used in robotics for various applications
- To learn about analyzing robot kinematics, dynamics through different methodologies and study various design aspects of robot arm manipulator and end-effector
- To learn about various motion planning techniques and the associated control architecture
- To understand the implications of AI and other trending concepts of robotics
UNIT I FOUNDATION FOR BEGINNERS 9
Introduction — brief history, definition, anatomy, types, classification, specification and need based applications; role and need of robots for the immediate problems of the society, future of mankind and automation-ethical issues; industrial scenario local and global, case studies on mobile robot research platform and industrial serial arm manipulator
UNIT II BUILDING BLOCKS OF A ROBOT 9
Types of electric motors – DC, Servo, Stepper; specification, drives for motors – speed & direction control and circuitry, Selection criterion for actuators, direct drives, non-traditional actuators;Sensors for localization, navigation, obstacle avoidance and path planning in known and unknown environments – optical, inertial, thermal, chemical, biosensor, other common sensors; Case study on choice of sensors and actuators for maze solving robot and self driving cars.
UNIT III KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS AND DESIGN OF ROBOTS & END-EFFECTORS 9
Robot kinematics – Geometric approach for 2R, 3R manipulators, homogenous transformation using D-H representation, kinematics of WMR, Lagrangian formulation for 2R robot dynamics;Mechanical design aspects of a 2R manipulator, WMR; End-effector – common types and design case study.
UNIT IV NAVIGATION, PATH PLANNING AND CONTROL ARCHITECTURE 9
Mapping & Navigation – SLAM, Path planning for serial manipulators; types of control architectures – Cartesian control, Force control and hybrid position/force control, Behaviour based control, application of Neural network, fuzzy logic, optimization algorithms for navigation problems,programming methodologies of a robot
UNIT V AI AND OTHER RESEARCH TRENDS IN ROBOTICS 9
Application of Machine learning – AI, Expert systems; Tele-robotics and Virtual Reality, Micro &Nanorobots, Unmanned vehicles, Cognitive robotics, Evolutionary robotics, Humanoids
The student should be able to:
- Explain the concepts of industrial robots in terms of classification, specifications and coordinate systems, along with the need and application of robots & automation
- Examine different sensors and actuators for applications like maze solving and self driving cars.
- Design a 2R robot & an end-effector and solve the kinematics and dynamics of motion for robots.
- Explain navigation and path planning techniques along with the control architectures adopted for robot motion planning.
- Describe the impact and progress in AI and other research trends in the field of robotics
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2. Roland Siegwart, Illah Reza Nourbakhsh, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots, MIT Press, 2011
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