autumn 2018

STE6210 Robotics in Manufacturing Systems - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 08.02.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course may be taken as an singular course

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371

Prerequisite(s): SMN6190

Suggested pre-requisites

Elementary knowledge in topics related to machine- and electrical engineering. Basic programming skills.

Course content

History and terminology Economical evaluation of flexible manufacturing systems Design of industrial robots Kinematic analysis of robotic arms Joint drive systems: electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic. Joint measurement systems: position and velocity measurement. Robot control architectures Robot programming methodologies External devices: camera systems, fixtures, feeders etc. Selected applications in manufacturing

Recommended prerequisites

SMN6190 Linear Algebra 2

Objectives of the course

Objective of the course

Introduction to the industrial robot. Design of robots and their industrial applications. Technical, economic, and organizational issues related to the implementation of robotics in advanced flexible manufacturing systems.

Knowledge ¿    Industrial robots: Structure and applications ¿    Robot kinematics, coordinate frames and Jacobian matrices ¿    Control systems for motion control ¿    Robot vision

Skills ¿    Programming of robot motion ¿    Simulation of robots

General competence ¿    Design and implementation of robot systems

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures until noon and practical exercises in the afternoon.


Mandatory tasks:

2/3 of the exercises are mandatory. Exercises are performed individually or as project work by student teams.


3 hour written exam account for 100% of the grade in the course.

The grading will be done by A-F grading scale, where F is Fail.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Written examination 14.12.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus


Lecture notes

Additional literature:

Introduction to robotics in CIM systems, J.A. Rehg 5 ed., Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-060243-4, 2003

Handbook of Industrial Robotics, Editor Shimon Y. Nof.. John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0-471-17783-0,1999

Introduction to Robotics, P.J McKerrow, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-18240-8, 1991.

RUR (Rossums Universale Robots), Karel Chapek,1923

T.K.Lien: Industrirobotteknikk, Tapir Forlag, Trondheim 1993. (Norwegian)