The program presents concepts for industrial robots and explains how they can be used in a plant or manufacturing system to automate manufacturing processes. The role of robots and their supporting equipment is examined.
Students learn theoretical concepts using a combination of multimedia and robotics simulation software packages. During lab work, students learn to create, test, and debug robot programs based on a simple robot model. Students investigate motion programming, vision and tactile sensors, application of intelligent materials and alloys, transducers for measurement and control. In this connection, computer networks, automated control systems and computer integration are considered.