Elements of Automation and Robotics

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1. Course Title Elements of Automation and Robotics
2. Code 4ФЕИТ01Л004
3. Study program КСИАР
4. Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
5. Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
6. Academic year/semester II/4 7. Number of ECTS credits 6
8. Lecturer D-r Vesna Ojleska Latkoska, D-r Vladimir Dimchev
9. Course Prerequisites Passed: Physics 1
Taken course: Electrical Measurements
10. Course Goals (acquired competencies): The goal of the course is to introduce the students to the basic elements of the control loop, the sensors and the actuators, their different types and varieties, and ways of use. The students will become competent to measure physical values with different kinds of sensing devices, to process the signals, and to design basic control loops with simple elements.
11. Course Syllabus: Introduction to sensors and transducers and their common features. Motion and position sensors: resistive, inductive, and capacitive sensors. Digital transducers for measuring angular displacements (encoders). Angular position and velocity measurement methods. Sensors and methods for measuring mechanical force and tension. Temperature measurement, resistive sensors, thermocouples, radiation thermometry. Measurement of pressure in liquids and gases. Flow sensors and level sensors. Sensors in robotics: accelerometers and gyroscopes. Actuators: DC motors, stepper motors, AC motors. Hydraulic and pneumatic actuators.
12. Learning methods: Combined: presentations, homework, project assignments, practical laboratory work.
13. Total number of course hours 2 + 2 + 1 + 0
14. Distribution of course hours 180
15. Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 30
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 45
16. Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks 30
16.3. Homework and self-learning 45
17. Grading 17.1. Exams 20
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 20
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 50
18. Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points 5 (five) (F)
from 51to 60 points 6 (six) (E)
from 61to 70 points 7 (seven) (D)
from 71to 80 points 8 (eight) (C)
from 81to 90 points 9 (nine) (B)
from 91to 100 points 10 (ten) (A)
19. Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Regular attendance at classes and completion of the laboratory work assignments.
20. Forms of assessment Two partial written exams are scheduled (at the middle and at the end of the semester, each with duration of 120 minutes), tests that are conducted during the classes, as well as project assignments, which are presented/defended during the semester.
1. Students who have passed the partial exams are considered to have passed the final written exam. The final grade is formed based on the points from the partial written exams, the tests, and the project assignments.
2. In the planned exam sessions, a final written exam is taken (lasting 120 minutes). The final grade is formed based on the points from the final written exam, the tests, and the project assignments.
21. Language Macedonian and English
22. Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and polls.
23. Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Christopher T. Kilian Modern Control Technology–Components & Systems Delmar 2002
2 Vladimir Dimcev Elements of Automation and Robotics FEEIT 2015
3 Group of authors Practicum for Laboratory Exercises FEEIT 2015
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 William C. Dunn Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control McGraw-Hill 2005
2 Jacob Fraden Handbook of Modern Sensors Physics Designs and Applications Springer 2004