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Robotics and Manipulation Project

Name of the Curricular Unit: Robotics and Manipulation Project

Lecturer: Jorge Batista and Rui Araújo ( and 


Introduction to robotic systems. Components and subsystems. Description of the motion of a rigid body. Manipulator kinematics. Robot dynamics. Robot control. Multi-fingered hand kinematics. Non-holonomic behaviour in robotic systems. Non-holonomic motion planning. Sensors. Programming and simulation. Future perspectives.

Evaluation method: 

A combination of the following methods will be employed: project consisting of research and synthesis about a subject and/or working out of practical assignments consisting of simulation and/or real implementation.