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Unit details

SEE325 - Robotics and Applications

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:SEM440
Unit chair:

Saeid Nahavandi

Prerequisite:SEE103 (Completion of 16 credit points before enrolment in this unit is recommended)
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per trimester, 1 x 3 hour laboratory session for Cloud (online) students per trimester. (Note: For safety reasons, only 2 students per session). 

Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8. Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 8.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics addressed in this unit include: An introduction to robot technology and reasons for using industrial robots, robot classification by control method, robot drive power, features of Industrial robots, the importance of the various methods of work piece gripping, design and selection of the correct end effector type, actuators in robots, pneumatic cylinders and their principal operations, hydraulic actuators and hydraulic circuits, robot manipulator anatomies, robot coordinate system and transformation, Euler angles and their use in robots, kinematics and dynamics problems in robots, operational principles of manual lead-through and off-line programming, development of robot programming languages, programming industrial robots, importance of the physical characteristics of robots, positioning accuracy and repeatability in robots, performance specifications of industrial robots, robot safety and safety standards, safeguarding, robot applications for several industrial applications such as press loading / unloading, machine tool loading / unloading, spot welding, arc welding, spray painting, assembly, finishing etc.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (survey article) 20%, assignment 2 (technical oral presentation) 10%, assignment 3 (robotics lab) 10%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3588$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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