Robot Mechanics

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE752

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 7 March 2017
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering including Automatic Control I, Mechanics III, Scientific Computing II, Transform Methods, Linear Algebra II.

Learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student should be able to:

  • give an overview of basic aspects of robots and robotics,
  • analyse the kinematics and dynamics of industrial robots as well as mobile robots taking into account experiments and simulations,
  • give an overview of different types of sensors and actuators for robots,
  • program a robot and analyse control systems for robots,
  • a general description of additional problems regarding mobile robots,
  • analyse different methods for motion control, positioning and navigation,
  • explain how vision can be introduced in robots and machines,
  • give an overview of basic elements such as robot joints and axles,
  • perform simulations and experiments, as well as orally and in writing, account for the results.


Introduction to robots and robotics. Kinematics and dynamics of robot arms and mobile robots, variables to describe rigid body motion in robotics. Introduction to sensors and actuators for robots. Programming robot systems and analysis of control systems for robots. Multiphysical tools for simulation of robots (robot studios). Introduction to mobile robots. Motion control. Methods for positioning and navigation. Seeing robots and machines. Presentation skills.


Lectures, theoretical and laborative exercises. Guest lectures or study visits illustrating current development within robot technology.


Written and oral presentation of laborative work (1 credit), peer audition of another student's report (1 credit), written examination (3 credits).