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MEC4456 - Robotics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): C Chen


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2009 (Day)


Spatial descriptions and transformations. Manipulator forward and inverse kinematics. Differential relationships and Jacobian. Manipulator dynamics: Lagrangian and Newton Euler formulations. Design of mechanisms and end-effectors. Actuation, sensing and control. Computational geometry for design, manufacture, and path planning. Robotics in manufacturing and automation. Techniques for modelling, simulation and programming of robotic tasks. Introduction to image processing and analysis and machine vision. Advanced mathematical formulations. Introduction to advanced robotics. A self-directed learning component completes the unit.


Examination (3 hours): 70%
Project and laboratory work: 30%

Contact hours

36 lectures, 24 practice class/laboratory hours


MEC3462 or MEC3457

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