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HE1015 Robotics 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HE1015 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • trends of development
  • application areas
  • the design of robot
  • driving systems
  • internal and external sensors
  • application tools
  • programming
  • safety
  • project planning

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide good knowledge about the design of robotic systems, their function, programming and applications.

After passing the course, you should be able to:

  • explain the design of a robotic system
  • describe the limitations and possibilities of robots
  • explain and make use of the safety requirements for robotic use in a practical way
  • master the basics of robot programming, which means to:
    - Account for the most common robot programming languages on the market
    - Explain the meaning of the different programming paradigms, “on-line”, “ off-line” and “play-back”
    - Structuring robot programs that are safe and easy to maintain
    - Apply one of the most common languages, such as Rapid
    - Create robot programs from both “online” and “offline” environments
  • program a robotic system
  • use tools for simulation of robotic systems
  • descibe the necessary steps in project planning
  • describe sensor systems and tools used together with robots.

Course disposition

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Assignment

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

ML1300 Programming Basic Course or equivalent.


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Bolmsjö, Gunnar: Industriell robotteknik, 2006, ISBN: 9144008481

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INLA - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABA - Practical Exercises, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written Examination, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

  • Passed written examination, grading A-F
  • Passed Practical exercises, grading P/F
  • Passed Assigment, grading A-F

The final grade is based on approved written examination.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HE1015

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course consists of lectures, exercises, compulsory lab work and self studies.