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Mechanical Engineering (MECH)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

MECH 4503 [0.5 credit]

An Introduction to Robotics

History of robotics and typical applications. Robotic actuators and sensors. Kinematics of manipulators, inverse kinematics, differential relationships and the Jacobian. Manipulator dynamics. Trajectory generation and path planning. Robot control and performance evaluation. Force control and compliance. Applications in manufacturing and other industries.
Prerequisites: MATH 3705 and SYSC 3600.
Lectures three hours a week.

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