MECH 573 Mechanics of Robotic Systems (3 credits)

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Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : Manipulator performance and design. Pick-and-place and continuous-path operations. Computation of rigid-body angular velocity and acceleration from point-data measurements. Inverse kinematics of serial manipulators with coupled architectures; kinetostatics of multifingered hands and walking machines. Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators and wheeled mobile robots.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Jozsef Kovecses (Winter)

  • (3-0-6)

  • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317, and MECH 572 or permission of the instructor.

  • Since the course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and B- is the minimum passing mark for graduate students, this minimum mark will be relaxed for undergraduates. The regulations applicable to undergraduates will apply accordingly.