Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Mechatronics Fulltime
Type of degree:FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2022

Course unit titleRobotics and Assembly Technologies
Course unit code024515055202
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week3
Year of study2022
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated4
Name of lecturer(s)Robert AMANN
Michael EBERLE
Reinhard MAYR
Markku Tapani STRÖM

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No specific prerequisites

Course content

Industrial Image Processing

application areas, sampling and quantisation, basic rules and signal flow, illumination, lens systems, camera types, histogram, point operations, filters, pixel segmentation, edge detection, template matching, object features.


basic elements of an industrial robot, types of robots and typical applications, mathematical background of robotics (transformation matrices), grippers, tool changer, sensors in robotics, robot safety, computer integrated manufacturing, structure of assembling, processes planning of assembling processes.


basics of pneumatics, symbols, generation of pressured air, pneumatic controls, electro-pneumatics, differences between pneumatic and hydraulic systems, Laboratory exercises in pneumatics: pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control of a cylinder, sequential control for a transfer station.

Learning outcomes

Industrial Image Processing

  • The students know application areas of industrial image processing systems.
  • The students can describe the components of an industrial image process system.
  • The students can describe example image processing algorithms for image preprocessing and image segmentation.


  • The students can list different types of robots and its application areas.
  • The students can explain the components of a robot system.
  • The students can describe different possibilities to program a robot.
  • The students can describe structure and planning of assembly processes.


  • The students know the basic symbols of pneumatic systems.
  • The students can explain main components of pneumatic systems.
  • The students are able to develop and operate pneumatic sequence controls for industrial automation purposes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures including short sample calculations, pneumatics lab

Assessment methods and criteria

Final written examination


Not applicable

Recommended or required reading
  • Demant, Christian u.a. (2013): Industrial Image Processing. Berlin (u.a.): Springer.
  • Craig, John C. (2005): Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control. Upper Saddle River, NJ (u.a.): Pearson Prentice Hall.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Compulsory attendance: in case of absence read study regulations, page 9.

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