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Robotic Control

Title: Robotic Control
Lesson Code: 321-7753
Semester: 7
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Faculty: Kavallieratou Ergina
Content outline

Basic components of robotic systems, coordinate systems, homogeneous transformations, kinematic for arm, inverse kinematics, dynamic arm, Jacobians, speeds and static forces, track design, actuators, sensors, vision, robotic programming. Understanding robotic control issues. Design and development of robotic systems.
Robotic Applications - Space Placement - Robot Moving 


Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able

- to describe and analyze rigid motion,

- to give the kinematic with the resulting equations,

- to solve simple problems of inverse kinematics,  

- to choose sensors for specific applications and

- to solve design problems


Not required.

Basic Textbooks

1. Introduction to Robotics, Mechanics and Control, Third Edition, John J. Craig
2.Fischer-Cripps, A. C. (2002). Mechanical Engineering Series.
3.Corke, P. I. (2001). Robotics toolbox for matlab (release 6).
4.Siegwart, Roland, Illah Reza Nourbakhsh, and Davide Scaramuzza. Introduction to autonomous mobile robots. MIT press, 2011


Additional References

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Robotics

Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems


Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Student presentations 20%

research 30%

Individual work writing 30%

Laboratory group Project 20%

Assessment/Grading Methods

Ατομικές  εργασίες, πρακτική εξάσκηση στο εργαστήριο, τελική γραπτή εξέταση.

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory Exercises 26 hours
Personal study 55 hours
Παρουσιάσεις στην τάξη 2 hours
Final exams - Γραπτή εργασία 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
Μode of delivery

Teaching with presentations posted through a portal. Development and presentation of theoretical issues. Discussion, questions.

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