Automatic Control

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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FRTF20 - Applied Robotics

Tillämpad robotteknik, 7.5 hp

Syllabus CEQ  Schedule 2019

General Information

Elective for: D4-mai, E4, F4, I4, M4-me, M4-prr, MD4, Pi4, MPRR2
The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is to give basic knowledge in industrial robotics where theory is applied on industrial applied problems. The purpose is to provide an understanding on how theory within the subject of the course can be applied in a practical way from an engineering point of view to create models for analysis, simulation and programming, and create solutions on problems which focus on efficient use of robots in industry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to understand characteristic features of robots and their significance when used in industrial processes
  • be able to explain and use methods for modelling and analysis of kinematics of robots
  • be able to model robot systems for simulation and modelling
  • be able to design a robot system for industrial use with respect to given requirement specification
  • be able to critically assess a design and the features of a robot system for use in an industrial setting

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to solve direct and inverse kinematics problems for a given robot structure
  • be able to model a robot system and perform simulations and produce robot programs of the system
  • be able to produce and present a design solution of a robot system for a given task
  • be able to present, oral and in writing, suggested solutions on given tasks


The course is based on projects and focuses, in principle, on three problem areas: (1) Design of manufacturing systems with robots, (2) Programming and simulation of a robot and (3) Modelling of robots. The problem areas are defined in more detail at the start of each course. Within the problem areas, the following will in general be studied: characteristic features of robots with emphasis on the use in industry, programming and methods used in calibration and simulation, modelling and analysis of robot structures, use of robots in industry with adaptation and integration to processes, end-effectors and tools, safety and peripherals.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The course includes compulsory assignments Performed into groups of three to five students. To pass the course (grade 3) students need to successfully complete the assignments. For higher grades (4 and 5), a written exmination is also required.


Recommended prior knowledge: FRTF05 Automatic Control, Basic Course

Reading list

  • Compendia and course materials which is available via our web facility, Live@Lund, during the course.

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders Robertsson,


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