354-0625/02 – Mechanics of Robots (MechR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of RoboticsCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.Subject version guarantorIng. Aleš Vysocký, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOB0001 doc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.
HUC0018 Ing. Daniel Huczala, Ph.D.
VYS0016 Ing. Aleš Vysocký, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 1+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

In this course, students will learn the methods of calculating mechanical quantities of industrial robots and manipulators. He / She gain practical experience in the calculation of mechanical quantities.

Teaching methods

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In this course, students will learn the methods of calculating mechanical quantities of industrial robots and manipulators.

Compulsory literature:

[1] John J. Craig, Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 978-0201543612 [2] Gregory L. Long, Fundamentals of Robot Mechanics, Quintus-Hyperion Press, 2015 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 978-0-9861094-1-6 [3] Hamid D. Taghirad, Parallel Robots: Mechanics and Control, CRC Press, Feb 20, 2013 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 978-1138077386

Recommended literature:

[1] Lung-Wen Tsai, Robot Analysis: The Mechanics of Serial and Parallel Manipulators, John Wiley & Sons, Feb 22, 1999 - Technology & Engineering, ISBN 978-0471325932

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous check and point evaluation of exercise results. The result is a semestral project.


Use of university system LMS Moodle

Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Description of spatial objects 2. Kinematics of manipulators I. 3. Kinematics of manipulators II. 4. Inverse role of kinematics I. 5. Inverse role of kinematics II. 6. Jacobian matrix I. 7. Jacobian matrix II. 8. Dynamics of manipulators I. 9. Dynamics of manipulators II. 10. Dynamics of manipulators III. 11. Generation of trajectories I. 12. Generation of trajectories II. 13. Motion planning I. 14. Motion planning II.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: An attendance on the seminars is minimum 80%

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S02) Mechanical Design of Robotic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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