Checking date: 22/04/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Engineering of fusion devices: robotics and control
Study: European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physic (273)

Coordinating teacher:

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Basic knowledge of algebra and programming
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The course intends to provide with the basics for an understanding of the robotics and teleoperation field theory, its main applications in submarine, nuclear and spatial field. The different types of advanced control used in teleoperation is studied, and finally the application of virtual reality to this research field. The course will provide the student with an appropiate training in robotics and teleoperation theory, its application to the nuclear industry and virtual reality.
Description of contents: programme
1 Robot history 2 Concepts and definitions 3 Technologies: Devices 4 Force-Torque Control 5 Teleoperation architectures ans supervised control 6 Human factors and teleoperation: spatial perception 7 Human factors in teleoperation: force reflexions 8 Simulators and virtual reality 9 Applications: submarine, nuclear, and spatial
Learning activities and methodology
* Teaching Methods: Classroom lectures and classroom problem solving sessions. Homework assignments. * Course Material: Lecture notes. Virtual facilities (a dedicated web page) will be also provided with the aim of improving the interaction with the lecturers and the learning of the subject.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Basic Bibliography
  • Jean Vertut and Philippe Coiffet. Teleoperation and robotics. Evolution and development. Hermes . 1985
  • Paul, Richard P . Robot manipulators, mathematics, programming, and control: the computer control of robot manipulators. MIT Press. 1981
  • Steven B, Skaar, Carl F. Ruoff. Teleoperation and robotics in space. Washington, DC : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 1994
Additional Bibliography
  • Sheridan, Thomas. Telerobotics, automation and human supervisory control. Cambridge (Massachusetts): MIT Press. 1992

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.