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Unit information: Robotic Fundamentals (UWE, UFMF4X-15-M) in 2020/21

Unit name Robotic Fundamentals (UWE, UFMF4X-15-M)
Unit code EMATM0033
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Charlie Yang
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Engineering Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit will be delivered at the University of the West of England (UWE). This modules focuses on two fundamental aspects of robots: (1) the mechanics of robot bodies; kinematic properties and algorithms; (2) programming. See for full details (UWE login required).

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Reading and References

  • Craig, J.J. (2003), Introduction to Robotics, USA: Pearson Education.
  • Jazar, R. N. (2010) Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control (2nd edition). Springer. [ISBN: 1441917497]
  • Siegwart, R. Y. & Nourbakhsh, I. R. (2004) Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots. MIT Press. [ISBN: 0262015358]
  • Siciliano, B. & Khatib, O. (2008) Springer Handbook of Robotics. Springer. [ISBN: 354023957X]
  • Merlet, J. P. (2006) Parallel Robots, 2nd edition. New York: Springer-Verlag.
  • Lutz, M. (2010). Programming Python, 4th edition. USA: O'Reilly Media.
  • Kernighan, B.W., Ritchie, D. (1988). The C Programming Language (2nd Edition), USA: Pearson Education (US).