IP501508 - Robotics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

  • Robots and crane design
  • Kinematics, inverse kinematics
  • Dynamics and forces
  • Transmissions and actuators
  • Hydraulic servo systemsSensors - Controllers - Modelling and real time simulation

Learning outcome


  • The learning objective is to provide candidates with a sound understanding of selected issues within the field of Mechatronics.
  • They will have knowledge of complex systems of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical elements and the interaction between such systems.
  • Robots and cranes will be focused in the course.


  • Theoretical understanding and skills designing of mechatronics systems with electronics and software.
  • Apply the theory and models learned in the course to real mechatronics systems.
  • Gain experience in working with physical sensors, actuators and programming.

General competence:

  • The student is able to take the first step towards creating useful mechatronics systems for non-industrial applications, and see the opportunities and benefits of mechatronics in industrial production and products.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, project work and laboratory assignments. All exercises and laboratory assignments are mandatory and have to be approved before admission to the examination. The project work is mandatory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

Written exam 100%. Re-sit examination: Students are entitled to re-sit the written exam if they have legitimate reasons for absence or have failed.

Re-sit exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechatronics and Automation (MSMECAUT)
Product and System Engineering (840MD)
Product and Systems Design (845ME)

Course materials

Lecture notes

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Information and Communication Technology
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Marine Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-21 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-06-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 4
  • * 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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