ELVE3610 Introduction to Robotics Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Introduksjon til robotikk
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - elektronikk og informasjonsteknologi / Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - maskin
Year of study
FALL 2022
Course history


The elective course is initiated provided that a sufficient number of students choose the course.

Recommended preliminary courses

The course builds on ELFE1000 Mathematics 1000.

Required preliminary courses

No requirements over and above the admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student:

  • is capable of calculating the motions of a kinematic mechanism
  • is capable of finding the inverse kinematics of a mechanism
  • is capable of calculating and understanding singularities that may arise
  • is capable of programming a robot
  • is knowledgeable about safety regulations
  • is familiar with the useful properties of a robot in an industrial context
  • has knowledge of the field of operation and tools of a robot
  • has knowledge of sensors and actuators used in robotics


The student is capable of:

  • developing robot tool solutions
  • using a design program to simulate an industrial robot solution
  • simulating a robot
  • programming and testing the finished solution on a robot

General competence

The student:

  • is capable of assessing the expedience of an industrial robot solution
  • is capable of discussing and justifying their own choices and priorities in relation to robot automation
  • has basic knowledge of robotics

Teaching and learning methods

Classroom teaching combined with group work, laboratory work and guest lectures.

Course requirements

The following coursework is compulsory and must be approved before the student can sit the exam:

  • 4 lab exercises in groups of 2-4 students
  • 4 (out of 5) individual assignments


1) Project assignment (5-20 pages) in groups of 2-4 students (30%).

2) Individual written exam, 3 hours (70%).

The exam result can be appealed.

In the event of a resit or rescheduled exam, an oral examination may be used instead. In case an oral exam is used, the examination result cannot be appealed.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

  1. All.
  2. A handheld calculator that cannot be used for wireless communication or to perform symbolic calculations. If the calculator’s internal memory can store data, the memory must be deleted before the exam. Random checks may be carried out.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F.


1) Two internal examiners.

2) One internal examiner.

External examiners are used regularly.