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ES372 - Automation and Robotics

  • Module code: ES372
  • Module name: Automation and Robotics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"The module provides an understanding of the principles of operation of automated equipment with particular reference to industrial robots. It focuses on the knowledge needed to select and use such equipment effectively. However, some design aspects will be presented. There is an emphasis on the use of sensors to make robots behave ""intelligently"". This is also a foundation for the Robotics Elective. "

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Program a robot off-line and on-line to perform a specified task; Appreciate the different mechanical configurations available for an industrial robot and what tasks each is most suited to; Understand the sources of error in robots; Consider safety issues for a given application; Select appropriate sensors for a given automation application; Understand the principles of application of machine vision and set up a machine vision system; Demonstrate a basic grasp of the theory of robot statics and dynamics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn. This module includes 30 hours of lectures and 4 hours of laboratory sessions.Required self-study: 116 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es372

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES372-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Robot Programming Perception Laboratory on-line test 10%
  Robot Programming Laboratory Performance 5%
  Machine Vision Laboratory Performance 10%
  Machine Vision Laboratory Performance 5%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 4
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH36) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 4
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH73) - Year 3
Optional Core
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 3
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 4
Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN12) - Year 3