Course detail

The Special Desing and Applications of Mobile Robots

FSI-9KARAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject is aimed at PhD students who are focusing on the study, the development, the research, the projection and the construction or the laboratory prototype production of Mobile Robots (MR). There is shown an overview of MR which are currently developing as well as the MR in common use. The overview will refer to the robots on land (walking, jumping, wheeled, tracked and hybrid MR) in the sea and air. There are not left out the MR for exploration of planet surfaces and for using in cosmic space.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The acquired knowledge and the skills can be drawn on for the solution of the current demands for highly-purpose automation means which are the Mobile Robots in general.


Candidates should be familiarized with the problems of the construction of MR at engineering level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kolíbal Z., Knoflíček R.: Morfologická analýza stavby průmyslových robotů. VIENALA Košice, 2000
Knoflíček R.: Mobilní robotické systémy. ÚVSSaR FSI VUT v Brně, 1996
Kárník L.: Servisní roboty, VŠB - TU Ostrava 2003
Kárník, L., Knoflíček R., Novák-Marcinčin J.: Mobilní roboty. Márfy Slezsko 2000
Mc Kerrow: Robotics - Design the Mechanism for Automated Machinery. A Solomon Press Book Prentice Hall Int., 1991
Skařupa J, Mostýn V.: Teorie průmyslových robotů, Vienala Košice, 2000
Skařupa J, Mostýn V.: Metody a prostředky návrhu průmyslových a servisních robotů, Vienala Košice, 2002

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

There is necessary to work out an assigned semestral project and defend the work in an oral examination.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to inform about the general information from the scientific discipline called robotics and the presentation of practical results of the projection, the construction, the production and the experimental operations of MR, especially at BUT FME (Brno).

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

It is recommended both the attendance at lectures and the self-study of available literature and internet sources, as well as consultations with the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-KPI-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Outline of lectures:
1. The generations and divison of Mobile Robots
2. Walking Robots
3. The leg construction
4. Wheeled Mobile Robots
5. Omnidirectional wheels
6. Climbing Robots
7. Tracked Robots
8. Snake Robots
9. Mobile Robots for using in cosmic space
10. Mobile Robots for underwater applications
11. to 13. Examples of selected and typical constructions of Mobile Robots above writes in according Industry 4.0