University of Technology Sydney

41013 Robotics

6cp; 3hpw. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 48623 Mechatronics 2
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Maths review

Code review



This subject is an introduction to industrial robotics and the underlying algorithms and mathematics. Students develop an understanding of the representation of an industrial robot’s manipulator pose, kinematics and control. Students are given the opportunity to learn about the variety of robot manipulation tasks that are, or could potentially be performed by robots. In teams, students build their own simulated industrial robot. This includes the opportunity to model the robot arm then write control and planning software so that it can perform motion tasks.

This subject integrates safety into the design and working procedure, and encourages students to be aware of safety engineering to lower risk and prevent robot-related accidents from occurring. This subject also investigates ethical questions related to the inevitable increase of robots into industry and our daily lives. Discussions are encouraged around the implications these changes have on society, and specifically a human workforce that may no longer be required due to no fault of their own.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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