Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Robotics 

Duration: 3 months (part-time) Target Audience: Indian students interested in self-employment and career growth in robotics

Course Objectives:

  1. To equip students with essential knowledge and skills in robotics for effective self-employment.
  2. To provide a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of robotics, including fundamentals, embedded C programming, robotics sensors, and actuators.
  3. To enhance students' ability to design, develop, and build robots, enabling them to excel in the robotics industry.

Course Overview: This part-time course focuses on robotics, covering key subjects such as fundamentals of robotics, embedded C programming, robotics sensors and actuators, and hands-on experience through a case study on developing and building a robot. The course is designed to help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge for self-employment and career growth in the field of robotics.

Teaching Methodology: The course will utilize a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and practical assignments to provide a comprehensive learning experience. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning through real-world examples and interactive activities.

Importance for Learners: Upon completion of the course, learners will be well-equipped to excel in the robotics industry, contributing to their career growth and self-employment opportunities. The course contents can be tailored to the specific requirements of the learner or the local context, ensuring maximum relevance and applicability.

Course Contents:

Week 1-2: Fundamentals of Robotics

  • Introduction and classification of robots
  • Basics of matrices, rotations, and transformations
  • Introduction to D-H parameters and its physical significance
  • Orientation of gripper, trajectory planning

Week 3-4: Embedded C Programming

  • Introduction to embedded C
  • C fundamentals, control statements, functions
  • Arrays, pointers programming

Week 5-6: Robotics Sensors and Actuators

  • Position sensors, robot calibration by optical encoder, proximity sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors, force and torque sensors, touch and slip sensors
  • Specifications and characteristics of stepper motors, AC motors, DC motors, and servo motors

Week 7-8: Case Study - Developing and Building a Robot (Part 1)

  • Planning and designing a robot project
  • Selection of components and sensors
  • Robot assembly and wiring

Week 9-10: Case Study - Developing and Building a Robot (Part 2)

  • Programming the robot using embedded C
  • Implementing and testing the robot's sensors and actuators
  • Troubleshooting and refining the robot's design

Week 11-12: Case Study - Developing and Building a Robot (Part 3)

  • Trajectory planning and control
  • Fine-tuning the robot's performance
  • Finalizing the robot project, presenting, and demonstrating the finished robot

*Note: Course contents may be modified based on the requirements of the learner or the local context.

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