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Introduction to Robotics

Indian Institute of Technology Madras , NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via Swayam


The course is intended as a first level introduction to robotics for students, teachers and industry personal. The course would cover the fundamental concepts and mathematics required to understand, analyze, design and control robotic manipulators for industrial applications or research. As robotics is a very wide field, after taking this course, students could then take more advanced courses/topics in focused areas like, motion planning, AI, unmanned vehicles, etc. Teachers could use this course to lay the foundation of other courses they teach involving robotics like, manufacturing automation, AI, Computer vision applications, etc.
Students (UG 3rd/4th year in Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Science), Teachers of engineering colleges, Industry professorial PREREQUISITES : Basic Mathematics : matrices, differential equations INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :All Manufacturing companies (TATA motors, Mahindra, Maruti, Hyundai, GE, GM, etc),IT companies (TCS, Infosys, etc), process industries using robotics



Week 1:Introduction, Origin of automation, robot joints, classification of robots, work volumeWeek 2:Vectors, spatial descriptions, rotation matrix, homogenous transformation matrixWeek 3:DH ParametersWeek 4:Forward Kinematics
Week 5:Inverse KinematicsWeek 6:Jacobian, Singularity, Manipulation abilityWeek 7:Trajectory planning Week 8:Statics and Dynamics of robotic manipulators
Week 9:Linear control of robot manipulatorsWeek 10:Force control Week 11:Manipulator – Mechanism DesignWeek 12:Programming in VAL II

Taught by

Prof. Asokan T, Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Prof. Krishna Vasudevan

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