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SEE325 - Robotics and Applications

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered from 2016 (replaced by SED302)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SEM440
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Matthew Joordens

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


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per trimester. (Note: For safety reasons, only 2 students per session). Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. 1 x 3 hour practical per trimester. (Note: For safety reasons, only 2 students per session). 
Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


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.


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 the trimester intensive week.

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