Course Schedule and Assignments
Arduino and Hardware
Structure and Motion
The Art of Lego Design
Sensor Wiring and Data Sheets
Welcome to Introduction to Robotics: Robotic Control. Robotics is a multidisciplinary field that
requires a working knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering. Typically,
researchers and professionals in the field are experts in just one of these areas; however basic
knowledge of the other areas increases the chance for success.
||3:30-4:45pm Tuesday, Thursday
Engineering II, 2163
Louis Van Blarigan
Course Materials, The Web
||ECE 6A-B: or, ME 6 and 104
|Credit Units :
Overview of robot control technology from open-loop manipulators and sensing systems, to
single-joint servovalves and servomotors, to integrated adaptive force and position control using
feedback form machine vision and touch sensing systems. Design emphasis on accurate
tracking accomplished with minimal algorithm complexity.
Programming and interfacing with battery powered microcontroller systems
Mobile robot design
An ability to design mobile robots to achieve a specific function.
An ability to function on a team to addresses mechanical, electrical, and software design
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems in intelligent machine design.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to a lab partner and to
competitors in mobile robot contests.
An ability to use design methods, the C computer language, and electronics skills for the
practice of intelligent machine design.
Relationships to Program Objectives:
This course prepares students to integrate electronics, software, and mechanisms. Thus,
it prepares them to practice in robotics and the emerging areas of mechatronics.
This course enhances studentsí background in design, teamwork, and hand-on problem