Subject description - A3B33DRR

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A3B33DRR Dynamics and control of robots Extent of teaching:2+2L
Guarantors:  Roles:PO,V Language of
Teachers:Šika Z. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13133 Credits:6 Semester:Z


The subject undrestands the robot as a dynamical system. Its design, identification, control and programming will be introduced. The methods can be used for other electromechanic systems, e.g., production machines and manipulation devices.

Study targets:

The main goals of the study of subject are the student skills in the field of the dynamic analysis of robots, their design, identification and control. The knowledge from the control system theory will be applied to robot control problems. The knowledge from the identification, synthesis and calibration will be extended and applied to robotics.

Course outlines:

1. Basic methods of dynamical modeling - Newton-Euler equations.
2. Basic methods of dynamical modeling - principle of virtual work, Lagrange equations.
3. Special methods for dynamics in robotics - inverse dynamics problem, composite rigid body method, recursive methods.
4. Modeling of robot dynamics with flexible bodies - eigenfrequencies, eigenmodes, flexible multibody modeling.
5. Planning of robot motion, analysis of dynamic capabilities of robot on the trajectories.
6. Synthesis of kinematic and dynamic properties and structure of robots.
7. Kinematic calibration of robots.
8. Usage of dynamical model and inverse dynamics problem for robot control.
9. Basic methods of robot control - positioning control and force control, decentrilize and centralize control.
10. Model predictive control - basics of method.
11. Model predictive control of robots.
12. Comparison of basic control methods of robot and model predictive control.
13. Some special types of robots - parallel, parallel with redundant drives, robots with hierarchical structure of actuators.
14. Reserve.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, organization, safety of work. Exercise with
planar parallel manipulator, direct and inverse kinematics, force and torque in joints.
2. Construction of dynamic model of manipulator by Newton-Euler equations. Dynamic model for simulation.
3. Consultations, solving assignment 1.
4. Solution of robot inverse dynamic. Model for calculation of forces.
5. Consultations, solving assignment 2.
6. Modeling of robot dynamics with flexible bodies. Computation of deflections by direct integration.
7. Consultations, solving assignment 3.
8. Example of kinematic calibration of robot. Introduction of calibration parameters. Selection of calibration positions.
9. Consultations, solving assignment 4.
10. Basic methods of robot control. Connecting dynamic model with designing of controller. Method of computed torque.
11. Consultations, solving assignment 5.
12. Predictive control of simple robot. Simulation model of robot with predictive control.
13. Consultations, solving assignment 6.
14. Credits. Finishing of uncompleted assignments.


1. Pires, J.N. Industrial Robots Programming, Springer Berlin, 2006, 282 s.
2. Sciavicco, L., Siciliano, B., Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators, Springer Berlin 2001.
3. Vidyasagar M., Spong M.W. Robot Dynamics and Control, Wiley 1989, 336 s.
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The knowledge of basic methods of dynamic modeling of mechanical systems. The knowledge of the basic method of kinematical analysis of spatial mechanisms and especially robots (inverse kinematical problem, direct kinematical problem). The knowledge of basic methods of the control of systems.


Extent of education for combined form of study: 14p+6c



robot dynamics, robot control, simulations in robotics

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPOI1 Computer Systems V 5
BPOI_BO Common courses V 5
BPOI3 Software Systems V 5
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V 5
BPKYR1 Robotics V
BPKYR_BO Common courses V
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V
BPKYR1 Robotics PO 5
BPKME1 Communication Technology V 5
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V 5
BPKME_BO Common courses V 5
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V 5
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V 5
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V 5
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 5
BPEEM_BO Common courses V 5
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 5
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V 5
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V 5
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V 5
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V 5

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