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AME 50551 - Section 01: Introduction to Robotics (CRN 21771)

Course Description:
Kinematics of 2-D and 3-D robots; statics and dynamics; design considerations; actuators; sensors; and control fundamentals. Project assignments are used to demonstrate the fundamentals of robotics.

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2009
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

AME 30314 or AME 34314

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Cannot Have Taken:
AME 469

Course Attributes:
EESE - EE Science Electives ,  EETE - EE Technical Electives ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
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Instructor's Description of Course » Schmiedeler, James » AME  50551 - Section 01:  Introduction to Robotics (CRN 21771)
This section presents the instructor's preliminary design of the course. It is intended to help students gain a general sense of what the course will be like.
Course Objectives
To understand methods used to mathematically model robot manipulators.
To be able to develop a Denavit-Hartenberg formulation for any open-loop kinematic chain.
To understand how to develop equations for the direct kinematics and to solve the inverse kinematics problem of robot manipulators.
To perform a workspace analysis of a manipulator given its geometry.
To acquire a basic understanding of how to select a robot for a particular task based upon workspace, degrees of freedom, functionality, and cost.
Use of Class Time Extent (0-3 scale)
Lecture: present material not in the readings
Lecture: review/elaboration of reading material
Class discussions or case study reviews
Cooperative learning (small groups)
Field trips, experiential learning, or site visits/immersions (during or in lieu of class time)
In-class exercises, simulations/games, or problem set work
Instructor demonstrations
Lab work
Movies, audio tapes, web clips, etc.
Quizzes or tests
Student presentations
Kinds of Assignments or Learning Activities Emphasis (0-3 scale)
Class attendance
Problem sets/exercises
Problem-solving or computational exam questioning
In-class participation
Computer programming
Design projects
Experiential learning, field trips, or site visits
Free-response, essay, or short-answer exam questioning
Individual student presentations
Term/research papers (less than 10 pages)
Types of Reading Materials Extent (0-3 scale)
Journal/research articles
Lecture notes or supplements
Other instructor-written handouts
Popular press (newspapers, magazines, etc.)
Reference materials
Role of teaching assistants (TAs)
Read/grade assignments/homework
Enrollment History » AME 50551 Introduction to Robotics (CRN 21771)
Enrollment over the last three years
Course was recently taught in SP07, SP08, SP09
Average number of students: 36
Composition of Students First Year Soph Junior Senior/5th Grad/Prof
Arts and Letters       3%  
Engineering   1% 39% 58%  

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