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Robotics & Automation – Basic and Practical Guidelines

Jurandir Primo, PE

This course is a strong introduction and practical guidelines of Robotics & Automation, a very important section of technology that deals with the study, development and construction of fixed industrial and mobile robots. Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots, which are intelligent machines that can sense their environment, and can act on it to achieve some goals. The heart of a robotic system is a microcontroller, without an operating system, which houses a program and puts out commands that may cause the robot to store the data, move, or take action.

Task-oriented robots are commonly those used in a manufacturing environment, to perform tasks based strictly upon in what it is programmed to do. Any mistake made by the programmer, such as unforeseen situations, (e.g., a misplaced assembly part) is also carried out by the robot. Robots that are generally programmed to make decisions based on artificial intelligence or deep learning and develop decisions based on extremely large data, inserted as they "learn", and thus are “self-programmed”, by analyzing data previously identified by humans.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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