Robot Mechanics

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE752

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 20 October 2022
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering including Automatic Control I, Applied Mechanics II/Mechanics III, Scientific Computing for Data Analysis, Transform Methods, Linear Algebra II. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall 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).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a degree together with 1TE783 Robotics.