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MEC4456

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)C Chen

Synopsis

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

36 lectures, 24 practice class/laboratory hours

Prerequisites

MEC3462 or MEC3457