IP501508 - Robotics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

Required previous knowledge

Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems

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 2022

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: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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