Course detail

The Special Design of Industial Robots and Manipulators

FSI-9SKRAcad. year: 2023/2024

The subject is aimed at PhD. students who have the interest in the study of Parallel Kinematical Structures (PKS) of IRaM in detail. The attention is also devoted to machine tools of unconventional constructions. There will be analysed the structure of PKS, their characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and applications in machinary.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Candidates should be familiarized with the problems of the construction of IRaM (Industrial Robots and Manipulators) and MT (Machine Tools) at the engineering level.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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

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. Individual elaboration of semestral work. Change in covid containments reserved.


The aim of subject is to inform about new knowledges about modern parallel kinematics structures of industrial robots or machining machines am machines area.

The acquired knowledge and the skills could be drawn on for the work of the project engineer, the design engineer or the scientific-research worker from the branch of the structure of IRaM or the construction of Machine Tools (MT).

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

MERLET, J.-P. Parallel robots. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2006. ISBN 978-140-2041-334. (EN)
KOLÍBAL, Zdeněk. Roboty a robotizované výrobní technologie. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně - nakladatelství VUTIUM, 2016. ISBN 978-80-214-4828-5. (CS)

Recommended reading

KÁRNÍK, Ladislav. Servisní roboty. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita, 2004. ISBN 80-248-0626-6. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-IME-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, recommended
  • Programme D-IME-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. to 2. The history of machines and devices and robots with PKS
3. to 4. Elements arrangement in PKS system
5. to 6. The analysis of known solutions in PKS area
7. to 8. Kinematical tasks solving relevant values by the direct or inverse kinematics task
9. to 10. The rigidity and vibration of mechanisms with PKS
11. to 12. The positioning accuracy with regard to PKS
13. Typical representatives of industrial robots and machining tools with PKS in according Industry 4.0