Automation and Robotics - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Automation and Robotics course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC371) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description:

This course provides the detailed idea about fields of robotics and its control mechanisms.

Course Objective:

The main objective is to provide information on various parts of robots and idea on fields of

robotics. It also focuses on various kinematics and inverse kinematics of robots, trajectory

planning of robots and to study the control of robots for some specific applications.



Definition and Origin of Robotics, Types of Robotics, Major Components, Historical development of Robot, Robotic System and Robot anatomy, Degrees of freedom, Coordinate System and its type Asimov's laws of robotics, Dynamic stabilization of robots 

Power Sources and Sensors

Hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drives, determination of HP of motor and gearing ratio, variable speed arrangements, path determination, micro machines in robotics, machine vision, ranging, laser, acoustic, magnetic, fiber optic and tactile sensors.

Manipulators, Actuators, and Grippers

Manipulators, Classification, Construction of manipulators, manipulator dynamics and force control, electronic and pneumatic manipulator control, End effectors, Loads and Forces, Grippers, design considerations, Robot motion Control, Position Sensing

Kinematics and Path Planning

Solution of Inverse Kinematics Problem, Multiple Solution Jacobian Work Envelop, Hill Climbing Techniques, Robot Programming Languages

Process Control

Process Control and Types, On-Off Control Systems, Proportional Control Systems, Proportional Plus Integral (PI) Control Systems, Three Mode Control (PID) Control Systems, Process Control Tuning.

Case Studies

Multiple robots, Machine Interface, Robots in Manufacturing and not-Manufacturing Application, Robot Cell Design, Selection of a Robot

Lab works

Laboratory Works:

The laboratory work should be focused on implementation of sensors, design of control

systems. It should also deal with developing programs related Robot design and control using