Checking date: 30/03/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Study: Master in Robotics and Automation (77)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

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 2 practice sessions of simulation in the laboratory. - Individual tutorials and personal work of the student in subjects of robotic manipulation and interaction
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Barrientos, L. F. Peñin, C. Balaguer, R. Aracil. Fundamentos de robótica. McGraw Hill. 1977
  • A. Koubaa, (et al.). Robot Path Planning and Cooperation: Foundations, Algorithms and Experimentations . Springer . 2018
  • Giuseppe (Ed.). Grasping in Robotics (ISBN 978-1-4471-4664-3). Springer. 2013
  • M. R. Cutkosky. Robotic Grasping and Fine Manipulation. Springer . 1984
  • R.M. Murray, Li.S. Zexiang, Shankar Sastry. A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation. CRC Press. 1994

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