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MEC 221 - Robotics and Controls

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MEC 112  

This course builds on MEC 112  Introduction to Robotics through a series of hands-on exercises performed in the lab. Topics covered include frames, advanced program instructions, modifying an existing program and robot setup for production.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the types of robot frames and their use.
  2. Demonstrate advanced robot programming commands.
  3. Relate program code to robot movement and determine efficiency.
  4. Identify areas of an existing robot program that can be improved.
  5. Modify an existing robot program to increase efficiency.
  6. Evaluate robot efficiency improvements.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety
  2. Tool frame
  3. Branching instructions
  4. Data register
  5. Wait instructions
  6. Machine efficiency
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC's definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
  • Technological Competency
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/21/2016

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