Course detail

Industrial Robots and Manipulators I

FSI-GPZAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course contains the lectures concemed with the design of industrial robots and manipulators. With this aim, the economic relationship between the production, prices of production machines and effective manipulation is analysed, and industrial robots are defined. On the basis of a system approach, their basic subsystems are analysed, and an actuation system of industrial robots is highlighted. In view of this, a kinematic chain of industrial robots and manipulators is studied, and on the basis of the theory of combinatorial algorithms, a positioning system of PRaM is described in a greater detail. Further, basic and derived types of industrial robots and manipulators are defined and presented. Orientation system of PRaM, design of translatory and rotary units, drives and gearboxes in the design of PRaM, and some other design solutions to PRaM are studied in a greater detail. Finally, current and futuristic projects of future robotised factories are outlined. Tutorials are focused on practical demonstrations of industrial robots and their programming.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course enables the students to acquire the latest finding from design, projection and possible use of stationary industrial robots and manipulators in industrial practice and also to enlarge the scope of programming skills. The emphasis is also laid on the practical skills of students developed in laboratories.


Through and detailed knowledge of the mechanisms and parts of the machines, their design and calculation.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOLÍBAL, Zdeněk. Průmyslové roboty. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1993. ISBN 80-214-0526-0. (CS)
KOLÍBAL, Zdeněk. Roboty a robotizované výrobní technologie. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně – nakladatelství VUTIUM, 2016. ISBN 978-80-214-4828-5. (CS)
CHVÁLA, Břetislav, Robert MATIČKA a Jaroslav TALÁCKO. Průmyslové roboty a manipulátory: celostátní vysokoškolská učebnice pro skupinu oborů strojírenství a ostatní kovodělná výroba. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1990. (CS)
MATIČKA, Robert a TALÁCKO. Mechanismy manipulátorů a průmyslových robotů. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: SNTL-Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1991. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for awarding the cource-unit credit:
1.Attendance at obligatory tutorials (100 %)
2.Fulfilling conditions of systematic checkups (preparation for tutorials, active participation in tutorials); this will be specified at the beginning of the semester in the respective tutorial.
3.Corrected and agreed up end-of-semester project from the laboratory tutorial

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course Industrial Robots and Manipulators II is to make students familiar with the basics of uptodate technical robotics. The task is to provide the students with the necessary interconnection between the findings from the areas of designing, projection, control, and application of PRaM that are the grounds for their future working activities as designers of robots and manipulators, or if appropriate designers of robotized workplaces.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at the exercises is checked. Absence may be in justified cases compesated for via special make-up work.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Industrial robots with industrial machines, definition, generations of robots
2. System conception of robots, actuating, sensing, and controlling systems of robots
3. Aspects for assessment of robots, basic concepts in industrial robots control and programming
4. Actuation system of industrial robots, the scope of technical robotics
5. Kinematic pairs in designing PRaM, purpose, classification, and drawing
6. Basic kinematic chain (position and orientation mechanisms)
7. Arrangement of kinematic pairs and their combinatorial algorithms
8. Basic types of industrial robots
9. Derived types of industrial robots
10. Orientation mechanism of industrial robots - principles and conception of constructing
11. Basic constructional elements (units) of industrial robots
12. Drives and transmissions in constructing industrial robots
13. The measuring systems by industrial robots

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The one-hour exercises are joined in to the six two-hour blocks and one hour for the course-unit credit:

1. Introduction to industrial robots at the institute laboratory
2. Foundamentalss of the programming motions and activities of robots and manipulators
3. Programmig industrial robots workplace with robot PROB-20
4. Programmig and measurement correction of the industrial robot SPR-10
5. Programmig and measurement correction of the industrial robot APR-20
6. Programmig and measurement correction of the industrial robot IRB 4400/60
7. Course-unit credit