151-0641-00L  Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeB. Nelson, N. Shamsudhin
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 45.

Enrollment is only valid through registration on the MSRL website (www.msrl.ethz.ch). Registrations per e-mail is no longer accepted!


151-0641-00 VIntroduction to Robotics and Mechatronics
Bewilligung der Dozierenden für alle Studierenden notwendig.
2 Std.
Mo16-18ML F 38 »
B. Nelson, N. Shamsudhin
151-0641-00 UIntroduction to Robotics and Mechatronics
Bewilligung der Dozierenden für alle Studierenden notwendig.
The students will be informed about the choice of time slots for the exercise session during the enrollment process.
2 Std.B. Nelson, N. Shamsudhin


KurzbeschreibungThe aim of this lecture is to expose students to the fundamentals of mechatronic and robotic systems. Over the course of these lectures, topics will include how to interface a computer with the real world, different types of sensors and their use, different types of actuators and their use.
LernzielAn ever-increasing number of mechatronic systems are finding their way into our daily lives. Mechatronic systems synergistically combine computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Robotics systems can be viewed as a subset of mechatronics that focuses on sophisticated control of moving devices.

The aim of this course is to practically and theoretically expose students to the fundamentals of mechatronic and robotic systems. Over the course of the semester, the lecture topics will include an overview of robotics, an introduction to different types of sensors and their use, the programming of microcontrollers and interfacing these embedded computers with the real world, signal filtering and processing, an introduction to different types of actuators and their use, an overview of computer vision, and forward and inverse kinematics. Throughout the course, students will periodically attend laboratory sessions and implement lessons learned during lectures on real mechatronic systems. By the end of the course, you will be able to independently choose, design and integrate these different building blocks into a working mechatronic system.
InhaltThe course consists of weekly lectures and lab sessions. The weekly topics are the following:
0. Course Introduction
1. C Programming
2. Sensors
3. Data Acquisition
4. Signal Processing
5. Digital Filtering
6. Actuators
7. Computer Vision and Kinematics
8. Modeling and Control
9. Review and Outlook

The lecture schedule can be found on our course page on the MSRL website (www.msrl.ethz.ch)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe students are expected to be familiar with C programming.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte4 KP
PrüfendeB. Nelson, N. Shamsudhin
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum Prüfungsmodus- Lab reports are collected and graded throughout the semester.
- Exam: Open-book computer-based examination of 90 minutes duration held at the end of the semester.
- Written aids for exam: 1 page (single-sided) handwritten summary allowed (no copies).
- Final Grade: Lab reports account for 60% of the course grade and the final examination accounts for 40%.
Online-PrüfungDie Prüfung kann am Computer stattfinden.


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