Dec 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARET 3406 - Robotics and Automated Systems


Credit(s): 4
Students learn the complexities of the design behind automated manufacturing equipment. Students engage in programming and applications, as well as design interfaces for robots and computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Students study the theory, control, and application of DC/ AC motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics in robotics and automated systems. The course includes laboratory work with state-of-the-art automated manufacturing equipment, such as industrial robots and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. Students will analyze reasons for employing automation in a manufacturing environment and
discover various applications; design the principle function of a sensor and an actuator in an automated system and analyze examples; design specified control functions using a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and embedded microcontroller; analyze the anatomy and attributes of an industrial robot; analyze and troubleshoot a system and take appropriate action(s) to resolve the issue(s).Basic principles behind automated manufacturing equipment. Topics include theory of programming, applications, and interfaces for robots and computer numerically controlled  (CNC) equipment as well as theory, control, and hands-on applications of motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Includes laboratory work with state-of-the-art automated manufacturing equipment such as robots and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. Students will: 1. Explain various reasons for employing automation in a manufacturing environment and describe various applications; 2. Describe the basic function of a sensor and an actuator in an automated system and give examples; 3. Use a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and embedded microcontroller, to perform specified control functions; 4. Describe the basic anatomy and attributes of an industrial robot; 5. Troubleshoot a system and take appropriate action(s) to resolve the issue(s).

Prerequisite(s): ARET 3305  

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