Course syllabus

Tillämpad robotteknik
Applied Robotics

FRTF20, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2022-04-20

General Information

Main field: Production and Materials Engineering.
Elective for: D4-mai, E4, F4, I4, M4-me, M4-prr, MD4, Pi4, MPRR2, MMSR2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is to give basic knowledge in industrial robotics where theory is applied on industrial applied problems. The purpose is to provide an understanding on how theory within the subject of the course can be applied in a practical way from an engineering point of view to create models for analysis, simulation and programming, and create solutions on problems which focus on efficient use of robots in industry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course covers fundamental aspects of robotics for industrail use and focuses, in principle, on three problem areas: (1) Modelling of robots, (2) Programming and simulation of robots and (3) Design and development of robots in  e.g, manufacturing systems. The problem areas are defined in more detail at the start of each course. Within the problem areas, the following will in general be studied: characteristic features of robots with emphasis on the use in industry, programming and methods used in calibration and simulation, modelling and analysis of robot structures, use of robots in industry with adaptation and integration to processes, end-effectors and tools, safety and peripherals.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The course includes compulsory individual assignments and a course project performed in groups of three to five students. To pass the course (grade 3) students need to successfully complete the assignments and the project. For higher grades (4 and 5), a written exmination is also required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: FRTF05 Automatic Control, Basic Course
The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: MMKF15, MMT150

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Anton Cervin,
Course coordinator: Björn Olofsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: A student who has been offered a seat in the course must confirm his/her participation within a week, or else the seat will be offered to the next student according to the selection criteria.