Course detail

High-Generations Robotic Systems

FSI-GROAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is a follow up to the knowledge acquired by students in the course"Design and construction of stationary industrial robots and manipulators". The course will enrich their basic knowledge with about uptodate technical trends in the area of mobile robots and automation devices including activation adaptive end-effectors, biomechanical systems implementing controllers and sensors on the basis of methods of artificial intelligence.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course will enable the students to solve sophisticated multidisciplinary technical problems and to find their way round the problems of designing and using robotic systems of higher generation while solving sophisticated industrial applications in the area of manipulation, assembling, navigation, and cooperation and prosthetics including servicing.


Thorough and detailed knowledge of design of industrial robots and manipulators and their control and programming


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ehrenberger Z.- Kolíbal,Z.: Průmyslové roboty III., , 0
Kárník,L.-Knoflíček,R.-Novák,J.M.: Mobilní roboty, , 0
Kolíbal,Z.-Knoflíček,R.: Morfologická analýza stavby průmyslových robotů, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination consists of a written part where the student works out selected issues of lectures (particular issues and topics will be set up at the beginning of the second part of lectures). The second part of the examination is oral and it will assess the student in terms of his/her creative skills of how to apply the acquired theoretical and practical knowledge while solving a particular technical problem.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The acquisition of basic knowledge in the area of design, control, and use of robotic systems of higher generations, in the area of designing autonomous locomotive robots, adaptive end-effectors and bio-mechanisms. A survey of basic methods of artificial intelligence and control of these systems (autonomous, MASTER-SLAVE also by means of signals EMG).

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

Checking of knowledge in the exercises in the frame of the lectures

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, mechatronic principles in robotics
2. Activation adaptive end-effectors.
3. Automatic assembly
4. Autonomous locomotive robots, morphologic analysis of design
5. Special designing elements of mobile robots (MR) and applications
6. Kinematic model of selected locomotive system MR
7. SMA drives and their applications
8. Bionics, principles, methodology, artificial muscles in robotics
9. Biomechanical applications, artificial limbs
10.MASTER-SLAVE control system, use of EMG signals
11.The concrete solution of the artificial hands, the "presov-gripper"
12.The sensors in the adaptive robotics systems
13.Higher generation robots in technical practice and development trends when applied to the vision of "Industry 4.0", cooperating robots