Course detail


FEKT-MPC-RBTAcad. year: 2020/2021

Basic components of industrial robots. Kinematic chains. Inverse kinematics. Singularities. Dynamics. Equations of motion. Path planning. Robot control.
Elements of mobile robots. Models of mobile robots. Sensoric systems of mobile robots. Self localization and navigation. Man-machine interface, telepresence. AI in robotics.
Non-traditional actuators in mobile robotics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Succesful student of the course should be able to:
- describe basics of industrial manipulator construction
- actively use homogeneous transformations
- solve forward and inverse kinematics of industrial manipulators
- program basic functions of industrial manipulators
- solve basic problems in mobile robot navigation, including GNSS and INS
- describe principals of visual telepresence
- actively use electrical and non-traditional actuators for mobile robot and industrial manipulator construction


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Spong, M.-Vydyasagar, M.: Robot Dynamics and Control. J. Willey,1989. (EN)
Laumond J.P.: Planning Robot Motion. Springer, 1997. (EN)
Šolc,F.,Žalud,L.:"Základy robotiky", (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Teaching methods include lectures and one laboratory or home project, that the student elaborates during the semester.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Robotics - introduction.
2. Advanced robot sensors - distance measurements - laser scanners (TOF-2D, 3D), inertial sensors.
3. Selflocalisation in mobile robotics - GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Galileo).
4. Environment maps - Robot Evidence Grids /occupancy grids including data fusion), 8tree.
5. Robot navigation.
6. Multicopters, drones.
7. Human-robot cooperation, telepresence.
8. Non-traditional actuators in robotics.
9. Mobile robot - structure, basic parts.
10. Mobile robot kinematics
11. Robotic Operation System (ROS)


To inform students about current state and future of robotics. Also, to inform students about peculiarities of robotic systems and prepare them for introduction of robotic systems to industry.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-KAM Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional