Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulator


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules  Modelling and signal processing and Modern digital control or similar.

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about the fundamentals of the different robotic systems
  • Be able to develop models of robotic systems including actuators and sensors
  • Be able to design controllers for considered robots in the presence of uncertain and possibly varying system parameters
  • Have knowledge on centralized and distributed control of robot manipulators


  • Be able to analyse system dynamics as basis for controller dimensioning
  • Be able to apply the obtained models for linear and non-linear observer designs
  • Be able to design both motion and force controllers for robotic systems
  • Be able to perform trajectory planning and apply path-following control algorithms using digital platforms


  • Independently identify and analyse robotic systems
  • Independently be able to design and apply modelling and control techniques for the robotic automation systems
  • Have a fundamental understanding of typical actuators and measurements on the considered systems

Type of instruction

Lectures with subsequent assignment calculations and laboratory work; possibly supplemented with self-study/study groups and e-learning activities.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student



Name of examModelling and Control of Robot Manipulator
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
For more information about permitted aids, please visit the course description in Moodle.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleModellering og regulering af robotter
Module codeE-AIE-B6-3C
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science