151-0641-00L  Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersB. Nelson
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 60.

Enrollment is only valid through registration on the MSRL Website (www.msrl.ethz.ch) and will open on 12 December 2016. Registration per e-mail is no longer accepted!



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AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveThe 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, and forward and inverse kinematics. Throughout the course students will periodically attend laboratory sessions and implement lessons learned during lectures on real mechatronic systems.
ContentAn 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 lecture is to expose students to the fundamentals of these 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, and forward and inverse kinematics. Throughout the course students will periodically attend laboratory sessions and implement lessons learned during lectures on real mechatronic systems.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe registration is limited to 60 students.
There are 4 credit points for this lecture.
The lecture will be held in English.
The students are expected to be familiar with C programming.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersB. Nelson
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationLab reports are collected and graded throughout the semester.
Exam: two written quizzes throughout the semester, 1 hour each.
Written aids for quizzes: 1 page (single-sided) handwritten summary allowed (no copies).
Lab reports are 60% of the course grade, each quiz is 20% of the course grade.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
151-0641-00 VIntroduction to Robotics and Mechatronics
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
2 hrs
Mon16-18ML F 38 »
10.04.16-18ML D 28 »
B. Nelson
151-0641-00 UIntroduction to Robotics and Mechatronics
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
A choice of four different time slots is arranged for the exercise session in a goup room.
The students will be informed about it during the enrollment process.
2 hrs
29.05.16-18ML F 36 »
B. Nelson

Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

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