IELET2107 - Robotics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

  • Introduction to industrial robotics with an emphasis on robot manipulators.
  • Definition of local coordinate frames and rotational matrices.
  • Denavit-Hartenberg convention for deriving forward kinematics.
  • Techniques for calculating workspace, singularities, and inverse kinematics.
  • Interpolation of point-to-point movements using polynomials and trajectory tracking with independent joint control.
  • Object detection and configuration with robot vision.
  • Use of ROS (Robot Operating System) for programming and application of robot manipulators.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate can explain

  • the structure and purpose of industrial robots
  • the term kinematics in the context of robotics
  • the purpose of and the general functionality of ROS
  • the role of the trajectory planner in robotic operations
  • the functioning and application of robot vision

Skills: The candidates can

  • outline the design of industrial robot workstations.
  • calculate position and speed of a general robot manipulator.
  • solve the inverse kinematics problem for specific robot manipulators.
  • Generate smooth movements for robot manipulators and implement them in software.
  • use robot vision to estimate the position of objects.
  • program simple grasping tasks for robot manipulators
  • program robot manipulators using Robot Operating System (ROS)

General competence: The candidate wields a combination of theoretical and practical skills within the subject area, providing a base for solving practical problems in a professional setting - and for further education within the subject area.

Digitization: The course contributes by the candidate being able to use modern computer tools as an aid in all the mentioned skills

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, home exercises, laboratory assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises and laboratory assignments

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments:

  • 3 out of 5 exercises are required to be approved.
  • 2 of 2 laboratory assignments are required to be approved

Examination support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.

Postponed exams are arranged in May/June. In the event of a postponed examination, the assessment form can be made into an oral examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Required previous knowledge

For applications for credentials, approval and incorporating of courses from previous semesters or other institutions' corresponding education programs, each application will be processed individually and the applicant should expect credit reductions for overlapping courses.

Course materials

Lecture notes. Exercises and laboratory exercises with solutions. Textbook:

  • Spong, Robot Modeling and Control 2nd Edition

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TELE3003 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Cybernetics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Engineering Cybernetics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 40
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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