ROB555 - Robtics Basics

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Subject Title
Robtics Basics

Subject Description

This course covers the basics of robotics technology, safety and robotics applications.

Students will learn function and safe use of robotics system. Students will reliably demonstrate the ability to configure, modify, maintain and integrate robotics systems to ensure that they function according to specifications.


They will also learn how to integrate robotic systems with other automation equipment through discrete and/or analog I/O and real-time networking.


Focus will be paid to safety and functions of the safety interface while working with robotics systems.


Technical documentation related to manipulator, controller and power subsystems of the robotic systems, such as schematics, data sheets and specifications will be also covered.

By understanding the interworking of the complete system, students will learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and (where possible) correct malfunctions.

Preventive maintenance and safety issues within the system will be discussed.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon completion of the course, students should:
1.      Understand the role of robotic and robotics systems in complex industrial systems.
2.      Performe commissioning and programming of the robotics system.
3.      Performe troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and safety issues revolving around robotics system.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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