Introduction to robotics

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Klaus Wüst
Klaus Wüst
Short Description
Structure and function of stationary and mobile robots. Programming concepts for robotics. Transformations between reference systems. Serial and parallel cinematics. Data fusion and behaviour programming model.
Learning Objectives

The students understand structure and function of stationary and mobile robots and they know the programming concepts of robotics. They are able to create and execute simple programs both kinds of robots. They learn to work with different reference systems, to calculate the transformations between them and to calculate the kinematic transformations. They work with robots and document their work in teams.

  • Structure of stationary robots, serial and parallel cinematics
  • Mathematical methods of the description of robots
  • Refrence systems and environmental model
  • Path control
  • Basic concepts of programming robots
  • Mobile robots: data fusion and behaviour programming model
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 3 SWS, Practical Course 1 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Laboratory exercises

Examination: Test/colloquium

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • Craig, J.J.: Introduction to Robotics Prentice Hall
  • W. Weber: Industrieroboter: Methoden der Steuerung und Regelung Hanser Fachbuchverlag
  • J. Hertzberg, K. Lingemann, A. Nüchter.: Mobile Roboter, Springer
  • K. Wüst:: Vorlesungsskript Robotik Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Prerequisite Modules