ME8099 Robotics Syllabus:

ME8099 Robotics Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017


• To understand the functions of the basic components of a Robot.
• To study the use of various types of End of Effectors and Sensors
• To impart knowledge in Robot Kinematics and Programming
• To learn Robot safety issues and economics.

Unit I Fundamentals Of Robot

Robot – Definition – Robot Anatomy – Co-ordinate Systems, Work Envelope Types and Classification- Specifications-Pitch, Yaw, Roll, Joint Notations, Speed of Motion, Pay Load Robot Parts and their Functions-Need for Robots-Different Applications.

Unit II Robot Drive Systems And End Effectors

Pneumatic Drives-Hydraulic Drives-Mechanical Drives-Electrical Drives-D.C. Servo Motors, Stepper Motors, A.C. Servo Motors-Salient Features, Applications and Comparison of all these Drives, End Effectors-Grippers-Mechanical Grippers, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Grippers, Magnetic Grippers, Vacuum Grippers; Two Fingered and Three Fingered Grippers; Internal Grippers and External Grippers; Selection and Design Considerations.

Unit III Sensors And Machine Vision

Requirements of a sensor, Principles and Applications of the following types of sensors Position sensors – Piezo Electric Sensor, LVDT, Resolvers, Optical Encoders, pneumatic Position Sensors, Range Sensors Triangulations Principles, Structured, Lighting Approach, Time of Flight, Range Finders, Laser Range Meters, Touch Sensors ,binary Sensors., Analog Sensors, Wrist Sensors, Compliance Sensors, Slip Sensors, Camera, Frame Grabber, Sensing and Digitizing Image Data- Signal Conversion, Image Storage, Lighting Techniques, Image Processing and Analysis-Data Reduction, Segmentation, Feature Extraction, Object Recognition, Other Algorithms, Applications- Inspection, Identification, Visual Serving and Navigation.

Unit IV Robot Kinematics And Robot Programming

Forward Kinematics, Inverse Kinematics and Difference; Forward Kinematics and Reverse Kinematics of manipulators with Two, Three Degrees of Freedom (in 2 Dimension), Four Degrees of freedom (in 3 Dimension) Jacobians, Velocity and Forces-Manipulator Dynamics, Trajectory Generator, Manipulator Mechanism Design-Derivations and problems. Lead through Programming, Robot programming Languages-VAL Programming-Motion
Commands, Sensor Commands, End Effector commands and simple Programs.

Unit V Implementation And Robot Economics

RGV, AGV; Implementation of Robots in Industries-Various Steps; Safety Considerations for Robot Operations – Economic Analysis of Robots.


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