University of Technology Sydney

41303 Fundamentals of Automation and Robotics

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UTS: Engineering: Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

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Students develop foundational understanding and skills in automation and robotics for industrial processes. Students learn automation principles, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), feedback control including proportional-integral-differential (PID), sequential control, robot kinematics and trajectory planning.