Introduction to Robotics

This module is an Introduction to robots. You will learn about internal and external sensors, Actuators, Control of a single joint, Trajectories for a single joint and Transformation matrices.


Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 6 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.Choose and integrate hardware components for a simple robotic system.
2.Design and synthesize simple software control systems for individual robotic joints
3.Develop and implement mathematical models of multi-link robots to describe the relationship between individual joints and the position and velocity of the robot's end effector
4.Apply elementary computer vision techniques to control an intelligent robot.
5.Program simple paths and tasks on articulated robotic arm platform.
6.Design and report development of practical robotic systems that incorporate all of the above.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the:

BEng in Mechatronics

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