Manipulator and Industrial Robotics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Through theoretical and practical work on a selected problem, the students acquire knowledge in robotics engineering discipline, as well as use appropriate methods to document that the problem has a relevant social context. The problem is analysed by decomposition into sub problems in order to formulate a technical problem that can be solved by using manipulators or industrial robotics that interact with the environment in one way or another. The complete solution is assessed with respect to the relevant social context. Compared to the first semester, this semester focuses more on the manipulators and industrial robotic aspects.

Learning objectives


  • Must have gained experience with theories and methods of calculation and simulation of kinematics for robotic manipulators
  • Must have acquired knowledge of methods for analysis of linear dynamic systems
  • Must have knowledge of relevant coordinate systems and transformations used to describe robot kinematics
  • Must have knowledge of recognised standards and terms for documentation of robotic systems
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of theory and method to the extent of being able to explain and justify the project's theory and methods, including both selection and de-selection.
  • Must be able to use relevant terminology


  • Must have understanding of basic theories behind manipulator components such as joints and motors.
  • Must be able to identify, analyse and formulate issues within the discipline through the use of contextual and technical analysis methods
  • Shall, based on the above, be able to create requirements and test specifications that enable the completed system to be tested rigorously
  • Must be able to use mathematical theories and methods to analyse problems involving kinematics
  • Must be able to program basic manipulator motion using forward and inverse kinematics
  • Must be able to document and disseminate knowledge and skills with proper use of terminology, orally and in writing through a project report
  • Must be able to analyse and reflect upon his/her own learning process using appropriate methods of analysis and experience from P0 and P1
  • Must be able to analyse a technical-scientific problem under consideration of technological and societal contexts, and assess the technological and social consequences of proposed solutions.


  • Must be able to demonstrate, independently and in groups, the ability to plan, organise, implement and reflect upon a project that is based on a problem of relevance to society or industry, in which industrial robotics or manipulators play a central role
  • Must have acquired, independently and in groups, the ability to obtain the necessary knowledge of a contextual as well as of technical nature, and be able to formulate models of limited parts of reality to such a level of abstraction that the models can be used in the design, implementation and test of a comprehensive system to meet given requirements
  • Must be able to evaluate and take responsibility for science and technical solutions in a societal perspective.
  • Must be able to generalise and reflect upon the experience with project planning and cooperation for the further study acquired during the project work
  • Must be able to solve simple production tasks with an industrial robot.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working prototype of their solution

Type of instruction

See the general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examManipulator and Industrial Robotics
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleManipulatorer og industrirobotter
Module codeESNROBB2P1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design