Checking date: 15/01/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Master in Robotics and Automatization (Plan: 296 - Estudio: 77)


Department assigned to the subject: Systems Engineering and Automation Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Robots are designed to perform difficult and repetitive tasks to replace the human operator, and in doing that they have to come into contact with their environment and manipulate objects through specially developed grippers or complex robotics hands. A substantial amount of work in robotics have been devoted to compute optimal grasps based on the geometry of the objects, but other aspects can also be taken into account. Nowadays, robots are expected to form more tasks like assisting and collaborating directly with people. Therefore, the movements have to be planned adequately and controlled to account for or compensate the unforeseen reaction forces. This subject is to cover aspects of robotics related to the manipulation of objects and interaction with the environment from the motion and control point of views.
Skills and learning outcomes
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures covering the contents detailed in the program and lab vists. - Individual tutorials and personal work of the student in subjects of robotic manipulation and interaction
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Basic Bibliography
  • Albert Causo et al. (Editors). Advances on Robotic Item Picking. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2020
  • Bruno Siciliano (Ed.). Advanced Bimanual Manipulation. Springer-Verlag. 2012
  • Eris Chinellato, Angel P. del Pobil. The Visual Neuroscience of Robotic Grasping. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. 2016
  • Giuseppe Carbone (Editor). Grasping in Robotics. Springer-Verlag. 2013
  • Noriaki Ando, et al. (Eds.). Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots. Springer-Verlag. 2010
  • Yu Sun, Joe Falco (Eds.). Robotic Grasping and Manipulation. Springer. 2018

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