Course detail


FEKT-MPC-RBTAcad. year: 2023/2024

Basic components of industrial robots. Kinematic chains. Inverse kinematics. Singularities. Dynamics. Equations of motion. Path planning. Robot control.
Elements of mobile robots. Models of mobile robots. Sensoric systems of mobile robots. Self localization and navigation. Man-machine interface, telepresence. AI in robotics.
Non-traditional actuators in mobile robotics.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.


To inform students about current state and future of robotics. Also, to inform students about peculiarities of robotic systems and prepare them for introduction of robotic systems to industry.
Succesful student of the course should be able to:
- describe basics of industrial manipulator construction
- actively use homogeneous transformations
- solve forward and inverse kinematics of industrial manipulators
- program basic functions of industrial manipulators
- solve basic problems in mobile robot navigation, including GNSS and INS
- describe principals of visual telepresence
- actively use electrical and non-traditional actuators for mobile robot and industrial manipulator construction

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Basic literature

Spong, M.-Vydyasagar, M.: Robot Dynamics and Control. J. Willey,1989. (EN)
Laumond J.P.: Planning Robot Motion. Springer, 1997. (EN)
Šolc,F.,Žalud,L.:"Základy robotiky", (CS)
Russell S.-Norvig P., Artificial Intelligence a Modern Approach, ISBN 978-0-13-604259-4 Russell S.-Norvig P. 0isbn 978-0-13-604259-4 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-KAM Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


History of robotics. Future trends. Basic components of industrial robots. Applications of robots, hobby robotics.
How to build a robot. Instructions for project.
Kinematics of robots.
Inverse kinematics.
Path planning of industrial robots..
Dynamics of industrial robots.
Modelling and control of industrial robots.
Mobile robots. Survey of the most known projects.
Kinematics of wheeled robots.
Analysis, modelling and control of a wheeled robot.
Sensoric subsystem of mobile robots.
Self localization and navigation of mobile robot.
Path planning for mobile robots.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Excursion to industry with robots.
Modelling and simulation of an industrial robot.
Programming and control of an industrial robot.