Course Details

Basic Robotics

This robotic fundamental course aims to provide you with supplemental knowledge of key robotic concepts and their role within the manufacturing environment. The course begins with an introduction to the core robotic principles along with a brief history of the industrial revolution. The topics covered will enable you to classify different types of robots and identify various robots based on their function. This is followed by the power and motion systems for basic industrial robots. This will give you an overview of different electrical motors, the differences between the types of motors, the various types of grippers and the mechanical motions that enable robots to function. Finally, the different types of sensors, their working and applications will be covered that enable robots to complete manufacturing tasks.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

Overview

Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Module 1: Robotic Principles

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: History of Robotics

Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Robotics

Lesson 3: Categories of Industrial Robots

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: Power and Movement Systems

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Power Systems

Lesson 2: Movement Systems

Lesson 3: End Effectors

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 3: Robotic Sensors

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Sensor Working Principle

Lesson 2: Sensor Types

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Review

Exam

Virtual Reality Simulations

Post-Course Survey

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.