Higher education teachers: Munih Marko
Credits: 3

Subject description


Year inscription

Content (Syllabus outline):

DIR requires student cooperation in a group activities. Student is part of DIR organizing student team, which starts with event organisation at the begining of November. In the introductory period brainstorming gives a pool of new interesting industrial robot applications, usually 9 of them (www.dnevirobotike.si). In the following step, the student and team are searching for matching industrial partners having available adequate industrial robots. In year 2015 offered their cooperation 17 industrial partners. For example, one of them arranged for industrial two arm robot coming from a Germany. After that student prepares all surrounding hardware, sensors and programs for all applications/robots.

With new year day student(s) also activate the event web page. At the end of february are oppened registrations for the second group of students. Registrations are meant for any other student (who is not subject of this syllabus), who would at selected time have the prepared application available only for him. In this period he will be able with help of the student organizer to learn about the robot, application and programming. Nonregistered students and other younger or older visitors are welcome only for observation.

The syllabus for student is in addition to complete preparison of robot application and cooperation with industry also including promotion of event in electronic and printed media, as well three day, full day demonstration in the week of DIR.

Objectives and competences:

The DIR student organizer obtain the project experience and special knowledge about the robot applications, the second group of students (who are not subject of this syllabus) is widening their field of expertize and competence in general, industry is always coming back due to good ideas.

Student organizer obtains competences in project leadership, definition and solution of problems, coordination with industrial partners, design and advertisement of event, communication to media, professional competences linked robot cell design, construction and programming, the competences of individual and group work, as well as help within the group, competences of working with and presenting work to other colleagues and wider audience during DIR days event.

The solved problems were several times used by industrial partners as demonstration applications for fairs.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

Complete scope of knowledge, how to approach the real industrial problem, to robot cell construction, and to robot programing. Experience of cooperation with industry, event promotion in media, interaction with other students and visitors.

Learning and teaching methods:

DIR meetings are scheduled weekly. They are devoted to past work check and to the planing of future activities. Student is first proposing possible applications/problems. In the next step is contacting the industrial partners, who provide most recent equipment (robots). Particular problems that are under student responsibility are being solved step by step in focus groups.

The student aranges also all other equipment and acompaning program solutions.

Student also prepares adequate descriptions that are published in Avtomatika magazine. The event is advertised in advance through various media and during the event.

The solved problems are demostrated by student and available to other students throughout the 3 day DIR event.

Study materials

Articles from robotic journals:

  1. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, International Journal of Robotic Research and others
  2. Conference proceedings: ICRA, IROS and others.
  3. Textbooks, study material and relevant expert literature in the fields of robotics.
  4. Manuals for robot use and robot programming.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 0 year - cycle - Extracurricular activities