Checking date: 12/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Materials for robots
Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (Plan: 478 - Estudio: 381)


Department assigned to the subject: Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
General knowledge on General chemistry. Chemistry (1º bachillerato) Chemistry (2º bachillerato) General knowledge on Industrial engineering Industrial engineering (1º de bachillerato) Industrial engineering (2º bachillerato) It is highly recommended to have succeeded the subjects Physics I and II, respectively
After completing the course, students should: - Have basic notions of the main types of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites) being able to relate their structure (bond and atomic distribution) with properties (electrical, magnetic, mechanical) and behavior in service or performance. - Be able to make decisions about when a particular material ca be use in robotics, that is to say, according to their functionality. - Know the processing techniques and methods to obtain materials with potential applications in robotics, with special emphasis on additive manufacturing.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Metallic materials for robotics 2. Polymers and composite materials for robotics 3. Mechanical properties 4. Electric and magnetic properties. Functional materials in robotics. 5. Techniques of processing materials 6. Techniques of additive manufacturing 7. Selection of materials for robotics: practical cases
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. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • James F. Shackelford. Introduction to materials science for engineers. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2016
  • William D. Callister. Materials science and engineering : an introduction. John Wiley & Sons. 2003
  • William F. Smith, Javad Hashemi, Francisco Presuel-Moreno. Foundations of materials science and engineering. McGraw-Hill Education. 2019

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