MEGN 544 Robotics

Course Content: The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the mechanics and control of robots. The focus of the course will be on the mathematics used to represent the position and orientation of the robot in space (called the pose) of the robot. Specific topics include spatial representations, forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, dynamics, Jacobian of the manipulator, trajectory generation, position control, and force control. We will look at principles of operation of robotic sensors (position sensing, tactile, force and torque sensors, robotic vision etc.)

BioMedical Devices and Design

Course Content: This course discusses the design, development, and evaluation of medical devices. The goal is to develop the thinking and research tools that will enable students to understand medical devices as products: commercially available technological solutions to medical needs. This total understanding is based upon the coordinate separated understandings of: 1) underlying medical science and clinical practice; 2) underlying technologies and the potential choices between available technologies; 3) engineering design; and 4) technological and business direction of companies.

Prerequisites: Strength of Material; Statics; Mechatronics; or permission by the instructor