ME 302L - Introduction to Robotics Laboratory

This laboratory course is an introduction to trajectory programming and obstacle avoidance for industrial manipulators. The main purpose is to develop in future roboticist the ability to program robot controller to perform a sequence of tasks in the workspace while avoiding self-intersection and collision with other objects. This laboratory course requires proficiency with the Matlab® scripting language and knowledge in robotics forward and inverse kinematics. The manipulator used in this laboratory course are by DENSO Robotics, the vision system by COGNEX, and the LIDAR system by Hokuyo.

Lab assignments include:



Writing using SCARA and linear interpolation by Joan Sanmarti and Karen Murphy.

Writing using 6DOF and spline interpolation by Joan Sanmarti and Karen Murphy.

Pick and Place while avoiding obstacles by Joan Sanmarti and Karen Murphy.