Course: Fundamentals of Robotics

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Course title Fundamentals of Robotics
Course code KKS/ZROA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Čermák Roman, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Significant part of the course is focused on design of robots, including overview of actuators, sensors and control system. Overview of further topics like motion planning and control, grasping of objects, effectors, autonomous systems, navigation and special topics as service robots, robots for medical applications, artificial intelligence in robotics, etc. is given. The curse is taught in English.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Laboratory work, Task-based study method, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Knowledge in the range of the previous study at the university is supposed.
learning outcomes
Students after graduation of this course are able to: - apply theoretical knowledge in the field of robotics - recognise and formulate problems concerning design of system components - use gained knowledge
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Laboratory work
Task-based study method
Self-study of literature
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Oral exam
Written exam
Skills demonstration during practicum
Recommended literature
  • Springer Handbook of Robotics. Springer, 2007. ISBN 978-3540239574.
  • Carbone, Giuseppe. Grasping in Robotics. London : Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4471-4663-6.
  • Dudek, Gregory; Jenkin, Michael. Computational principles of mobile robotics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-69212-0.
  • Grepl, Robert. Kinematika a dynamika mechatronických systémů. Vyd. 1. Brno : Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2007. ISBN 978-80-214-3530-8.
  • Choset, Howie M. Principles of robot motion : theory, algorithms, and implementation. Cambridge : MIT Press, 2005. ISBN 0-262-03327-5.
  • Kurfess, Thomas R. Robotics and automation handbook. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8493-1804-1.
  • Margolis, Michael. Arduino cookbook. 2nd ed. Sebastopol : O'Reilly, 2012. ISBN 978-1-449-31387-6.
  • McRoberts, Michael. Beginning Arduino. New York : Apress, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4302-3240-7.
  • Rocon, Eduardo; Pons, José L. Exoskeletons in rehabilitation robotics : tremor suppression. Berlin : Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-17658-6.
  • Siegwart, Roland; Nourbakhsh, Illah Reza,; Scaramuzza, Davide. Introduction to autonomous mobile robots / Roland Siegwart, Illah R. Nourbakhsh, and Davide Scaramuzza. 2nd ed. Cambridge : MIT Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-262-01535-6.

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