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Course Detail

Course Name Automation and Robotics
Course Code 24OEL534
Program M. Sc. Cognitive Sciences, Learning and Technology
Semester Open Elective
Credits 3
Campus Amritapuri


Unit I

Unit I
Introduction – Definition and Origin of Robotics, Types of Robotics, Major Components, Historical development of Robot, Robotic System and Robot anatomy, Degrees of freedom, Coordinate System and its type Asimov’s laws of robotics, Dynamic stabilization of robots.

Unit II

Unit II
Power Sources and Sensors – Hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drives, determination of HP of motor and gearing ratio, variable speed arrangements, path determination, micro machines in robotics, machine vision, ranging, laser, acoustic, magnetic, fibre optic and tactile sensors.

Unit III

Unit III
Manipulators, Actuators, and Grippers – Manipulators, Classification, Construction of manipulators, manipulator dynamics and force control, electronic and pneumatic manipulator control, End effectors, Loads and Forces, Grippers, design considerations, Robot motion Control, Position Sensing.

Unit IV

Unit IV
Kinematics and Path Planning – Solution of Inverse Kinematics Problem, Multiple Solution Jacobian Work Envelop, Hill Climbing Techniques, Robot Programming Languages. Process Control and Types, On-Off Control Systems, Proportional Control Systems, Proportional Plus Integral (PI) Control Systems, Three Mode Control (PID) Control Systems, Process Control Tuning.


This course provides the detailed idea about the fields of robotics and its control mechanisms.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives:
The main objective is to provide information on various parts of robots and ideas on the fields of robotics.
It also focuses on various kinematics and inverse kinematics of robots, trajectory planning of robots and to study the control of robots for some specific applications.

Course Outcomes:

COs Description
CO1 Describe the fields of robotics and explain the major components
CO2 Explain about various robot processes and functions
CO3 Discuss the various Programmable Logic Control and Experiment with various control mechanisms of robotics.
CO4 Explain the kinematics of robots and trajectory,
CO5 Implement different applications of robotics

CO-PO Mapping

PO/P SO PO 1 PO 2 PO 3 PO 4 PO 5 PO 6 PO7 PO8 PO9
CO1 3 3
CO2 2 1 1
CO3 3 2 3
CO4 1 2 1 2
CO5 2 1

Evaluation Pattern:

Assessment Internal Externa
Active Participation in Class 10
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 40
Content produced over the course and submitted at the last 50

*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports, and Seminar

Case Studies

Multiple robots, Machine Interface, Robots in Manufacturing and not-Manufacturing Application, Robot Cell Design, Selection of a Robot.

Laboratory Works

The laboratory work should be focused on the implementation of sensors, design of control systems. It should also deal with developing programs related to robot design and control using python.


  1. Mikell P. Weiss G.M., Nagel R.N., Odraj N.G., Industrial Robotics, McGraw Hill.
  2. Ghosh, Control in Robotics and Automation: Sensor Based Integration, Allied Publishers.


  1. Jain K.C. and Aggarwal B.E., Robotics – Principles and Practice, Khanna Publishers
  2. Schuler, C.A. and McNamee, W.L. Modern Industrial Electronics, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
  3. Klafter R.D., Chimielewski T.A., Negin M., Robotic Engineering – An Integrated Approach, Prentice Hall of India.
  4. Deb.S.R., Robotics Technology and Flexible Automation, John Wiley, USA 1992.
  5. Asfahl C.R., Robots and Manufacturing Automation, John Wiley, USA 1992
  6. Mc Kerrow P.J. Introduction to Robotics, Addison Wesley, USA, 1991.
  7. Issac Asimov I. Robot, Ballantine Books, New York, 1986.

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