HE1015 Robotics 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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


  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Assignment


Recommended prerequisites

ML1300 Programming Basic Course or equivalent.


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


  • INLB - Assigment, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABB - Practical Exercises, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TENB - Written Examination, 2.0, grading scale: P, F

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.

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development


Lars Johansson <larsjo@kth.se>

Supplementary information

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


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2013.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.