Robotics

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ROBO 110 Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics 3
Introduction to fundamentals of Mechatronics and Robotics systems. Topics include programming, types of sensors and actuators and their use. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Fall.

200s

ROBO 220 Parametric Modeling and Simulation 3
Parametric design techniques applied to part and assembly modeling. Topics include solid, surface, and assembly modeling, design simulation, optimization, and documentation. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Spring.

ROBO 240 Electro-Mechanical Converters and Drivers 3
Prereq.: CET 236. Introduction to electromagnetic energy conversion, DC and induction motors, power electronics, adjustable speek drives for control of motors and their function in control systems. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Spring.

300s

ROBO 310 Data Acquisition & Processing 3
Prereq.: CET 323 and CET 363. Microprocessor-based techniques for data acquisition and processing, including sensors, interfacing, sampling, reconstruction, and computer communications. Signal processing based on error analysis and statistics. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Fall.

ROBO 330 Fluid Power Systems 3
Prereq.: ET 354. Study of the design and fabrication of fluid-based power systems, including hydraulics and pneumatics. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Fall.

ROBO 350 Applied Control Systems I 3
Prereq.: ROBO 310, MATH 221. Feedback and feed forward regulation for continuous and discrete systems; performance analysis and design for automatic control systems; transfer functions; block diagrams. PID and lead-lag compensation. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Spring.

ROBO 370 Mechanisms for Automation 3
Prereq.: ROBO 220, MATH 226, MFG 216, ET 252, and ET 357. Analysis and synthesis of mechanism. Introduction to mechanical transmission and control components. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Spring.

ROBO 380 Mechatronics 3
Prereq.: ROBO 240, ROBO 330, ROBO 350, ROBO 370, and CET 453. Analysis, modeling and prototyping of embedded systems. Identification of commonly used digital controller; introduction to nonlinear effects and their compensation in mechatronic systems. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Fall.

400s

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ROBO 460 Applied Control Systems II 3
Prereq.: ROBO 350, MATH 355, and ETM 358. Programmable controllers, human-machine interface, distributed and supervisory control systems for manufacturing and processing systems. Process control of level, heat, flow, pressure, and PH. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Fall.

ROBO 470 Robotics Systems Engineering and Analysis 3
Prereq.: ROBO 110. Principles of design and practical approaches to systems engineering. Life-cycle costing., scheduling, risk management, funtional analysis, conceptual and detail design, test evaluation, project management. Three hours of lecture per week. fall.

ROBO 480 Industrial Robotics 3
Prereq.: ROBO 380, and ROBO 460. Introduction to the science of flexible automata and robot kinematics. Students will model, design, plan, program, select, and implement industrial robot systems. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Spring.

ROBO 496 Industrial Internship 3
Prereq.: senior standing and permission of instructor. Supervised work opportunity in an industrial environment directly related to the program. Written technical reports and program assessments are required. Students are recommended to take intership after junior year. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Summer.

ROBO 497 Capstone Senior Project 3
Prereq.: open only to Robotics and Mechatronics majors; senior standing, and permission of instructor. Research leading to the simulation and construction of a prototype robotics/mechatronics project that is presented orally and in writing. Projects must satisfy relevent requirements and show sound technical judgement. Spring.

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