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CODE 115757
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/13
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course provides the foundations for the mechanical design of systems for automation (robots and mechatronic systems).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students with knowledge of the main serial and parallel robotic architectures and typical configurations of mechanical systems for automation. Provide students with the skills to develop the kinematic and dynamic analysis of robotic and serial architectures and to design simple fluid automation systems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with critical knowledge of serial and parallel robotic architectures and typical configurations of mechanical systems for automation, as well as the ability to develop their kinematic, dynamic, and workspace analysis.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

• Choose the most suitable type of robotic architecture or mechanical system based on the task

• Analyze its kinematics, dynamics, and workspace

• Choose the main components of a fluid automation and braking system based on functional specifications

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lessons integrated with examples and exercises, also by means of MatLab.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Definition of industrial robot and its main components
  • Serial and parallel robotic architectures
  • Representation of the orientation of a body in space
  • Internal and external coordinates, full mobility and limited mobility robotic architectures, workspace
  • Introduction to the forward and inverse kinematics of serial and parallel robots
  • Introduction to the dynamics of serial and parallel robots
  • Robotic applications
  • Cam mechanisms for automatic machines
  • Brakes for automatic machines
  • Overview of fluid automation
  • Components for pneumatic actuation (pneumatic robotic grippers, linear and rotary actuators, compressors, pipes, auxiliary components)
  • Components for oleodynamic actuation (linear and rotary actuators, pumps, pipes, auxiliary components)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The lessons are available on Aulaweb.

It’s highly recommended to attend the course.

For auxiliary integrations: Elementi di macchine automatiche e meccatronica, R. Nordmann e H. Birkhofer, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN: 8838662061.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

https://corsi.unige.it/corsi/8784

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

The oral examination is a discussion about the content of the course, also with numerical examples.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam allows for the verification of knowledge of the main types of mechanical systems for automation and the verification of operational skills that enable the development of kinematic and dynamic analysis and the sizing of mechanical systems for automation.