cod. 1006829

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Meccanica applicata alle macchine (ING-IND/13)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the class, students should be able to understand, modify and design high performance automation systems.



Course unit content

The course deals with mechanisms for automation, motion synthesis and advanced automation systems, ranging up to robotics and flexible automation.

Full programme

- History of automation.
- Applications of flexible and non-flexible automation
- Motion profiles.
- Cams and followers.
- Geneve wheels and intermitting devices.
- Articulated mechanisms
- Motion synthesis and optimization
- Robotics: types of robots and their features
- Inverse and direct kinematics.
- Actuators and reducers.
- Embedded systems: real-time operating systems, fieldbus.
- Numerical methods for kinematics and dynamics.


P.L. MAGNANI, G. RUGGIERI: Meccanismi per macchine automatiche. UTET, ISBN-10: 8802040249.

G. LEGNANI: Robotica industriale, CEA, ISBN-10: 8808086313

Teaching methods

Lessons and projects developed as group homework, for instance building small robots or developing custom software.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam, in form of a discussion of about twenty minutes on four random topics from the program.
Students that decided to develop the optional group projects need to show the result of the project to the professor in a previous moment, during office hours. The vote ranges in the 0-30 inteval, with a 3 point penalty for students that decided not to do the optional group project.

Other information

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