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Robotics I
Course: AIT270

First Term: 2022 Spring
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   2.0 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Fundamental principles of working safely with robots, and applications and trends in industrial robotics. Includes types of robots, axes and coordinate systems, programming and operating robots. Incorporates end effectors and collaborative robots.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate safe work procedures when working with robots. (I, II)
2. Explain applications and trends in industrial robotics. (I, II, III, IV)
3. Distinguish between various robot, axes and coordinate types and systems. (I, II, III, IV, V)
4. Program and operate an industrial robot to perform a specified task. (I-V)
5. Identify various end effectors. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Definition of a robot
II. Robotics safety
   A. Work spaces
   B. Physical barriers and interlocks
   C. Avoiding collision paths
   D. Lock Out/Tag Out
III. Applications of industrial robots
   A. Material handling
   B. Loading and unloading machines
   C. Painting
   D. Welding, soldering, and adhesive application
   E. Assembly
   F. Picking (warehousing)
IV. Trends in robots
   A. Traditional robots
   B. Collaborative robots
   C. Use of vision systems
   D. Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
   E. Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Factories
V. Types of robots and axes
   A. Definition of an axis
   B. Articulated (Arm)
   C. Cartesian (Gantry)
   D. Polar
   E. Cylindrical
   G. Delta
VI. End Effectors
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 23, 2021

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