AIT 270 - Robotics I
3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods
Fundamental principles of working safely with robots, and applications of and trends in industrial robotics. Includes types of robots, axes and coordinate systems, programming and operating robots. Also includes end effectors, and collaborative robots.
Prerequisite(s): AIT 100 and AIT 105
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Recommend safe work procedures when working with robots.
2. Analyze applications and trends in industrial robotics.
3. Compare various robot, axes and coordinate types and systems.
4. Develop an industrial robot program to perform a specified task.
5. Identify various end effectors.
- Definition of a Robot
- Robotics Safety
- Work spaces
- Physical barriers and interlocks
- Avoiding collision paths
- Lock Out/Tag Out
- Applications of Industrial Robots
- Material handling
- Loading and unloading machines
- Welding, soldering, and adhesive application
- Picking (Warehousing)
- Trends in Robots
- Traditional robots
- Collaborative robots
- Use of vision systems
- Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Factories
- Types of Robots and Axes
- Definition of an axis
- Articulated (Arm)
- Cartesian (Gantry)
Full Academic Year 2019/20
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