Course detail

Industrial Robots and Manipulators II

FSI-GPLAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on the field of end-effectors, peripherals and other auxiliary components of robotized workplaces. All these components together with the industrial robot form a robotized production unit, according to the given technological purpose.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course enables the students to acquire the latest findings from launching of stationary industrial robots and manipulators and to enrich the skills related to their integration into RTP, along with peripherals and then mainly with endeffectors that are also the subject of the robotic part of the course on Mechatronics in measuring systems and in robotics, and that are also contained in the recommended literature.


Industrial Robots and Manipulators I (GPZ)


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kolíbal,Z. a kol.: Roboty a robotizované výrobní technologie, VUTIUM VUT v Brně, 2016, ISBN 978-80-214-4828-5 (CS)
XIE, Ming. Fundamentals of robotics: linking perception to action. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2003. Series in machine perception and artificial intelligence. ISBN 981-238-335-2. (EN)
NOF, Shimon Y. Handbook of industrial robotics. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley, 2007. ISBN 0471177830. (EN)
Čelpanov, I.B.-Kolpašnikov S.N.: Schvaty promyšlennych robotov. Mašinostrojenie, 1989
SICILIANO, Bruno, Oussama KHATIB. Springer Handbook of Robotics. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 2008. 1611 s. ISBN 978-3-540-23957-4. (EN)

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 has a written and an oral part. The written part contains both the learning material from the previous subject Industrial robots I and from the subject Industrial robots II. The followup oral examination is a defence of the written part supplemented with verification of the two parts (PR I and II), i.e. of the whole complex of the recommended literature that is fully available for the students of the Institute of Production Machines, Systems, and Robotics.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students are provided with the basics of industrial robotics, mainly with end-effectors, peripherals equipments and other components of robotized production systems according to given technological purpose. The task of the course is to make the students familiar with the necessary interconnection between the findings not only from the area of designing but mainly from the area of projection, control, and application of PRaM in robotized workplaces and automated production systems.

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

Checking of knowledge in the exercises in the frame of the lecture

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-VSR-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Special design of industrial robots, the pralallel structures
2. The compensators of the end-effectors
3. The end-effectors technological and combined
4. The end-effectors manipulated - the grippers
5. The automated change of end-effectors
6. The mechanical adaptivity of the industrial robots
7. Peripheries of robotised workplaces
8. Industrial balancers
9. Automated guided vehicles (AGV)
10.Pallets and containers, storage and manipulation systems
11.Examples of robotised workplaces,cooperating robots
12.Robots and automated workshops of the future
13.Industry 4.0: Boarding of cooperating robots