Checking date: 15/02/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Introduction to Robotics
Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (Plan: 478 - Estudio: 381)


Department assigned to the subject: Systems Engineering and Automation Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Subject of the 1 course without requirements.
The objective of the course is to serve as an introduction to Robotics Engineering. The main approaches, definitions, classifications, statistics, and robotics tools will be presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the technologies that will be used as well as on the main applications of both industrial and service robotics. Likewise, the automation of processes in production and service environments will be introduced.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction 2. Why study Robotics Engineering a. Priorities and needs of the European Union b. where to work c. where to research d. How to continue my studies 3. Structure of the Degree in Robotics Engineering a. Objectives and motivations b. Teaching structure c. extracurricular activities 4. What is a robot a. Origins b. Definitions c. Robotics Classification i. Classification according to structure ii. Classification according to functionalities d. Most important parts of a robot and. statistics 5. What is Robotic Engineering a. Multidisciplinarity of robotics b. robotics technologies i. robot hardware ii. robot software iii. AI in robotics 6. Smart robotics a. Robot design (kinematics and dynamics) b. Control i. Introduction ii. Locomotion iii. Navigation IV. Handling v. Reasoning c. Perception in robotics d. robot programming and. Communications in robotics F. human robot interaction i. physical interaction ii. non-physical interaction g. smart decision making h. ethics in robotics 7. Robotics applications a. industrial applications b. service applications c. field applications
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • John J. Craig . Robótica. Pearson. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.