Informatics for industrial applications and robotics

A.Y. 2016/2017
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This course focuses on preparing participants to become effective in the implementation and design of systems for industrial automation applications and robotics.
Expected learning outcomes
Understanding the standards, protocols, systems and methods applied in the industrial automation applications and robotics. Become effective in the design and implementation
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
Second semester
Nowadays, Informatics is applied in large, medium and small companies to industrial automation applications and robotics for the valuable advantages in the management of the production and the quality of the products.
Applications in the following topics will be presented and analyzed with the specific focus of the automation applications and robotics: technologies for information and communications (including information extraction, knowledge extraction for monitoring, control and management of the automation processes); measurements and sensors; quality management, distributed architectures for data acquisition and processing; networking and Internet of Things; embedded systems, sensors networks.
Additional topics will focus on SCADA systems (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and LADDER language for PLC programming, microcontroller based boards and prototyping devices (e.g., Arduino), structure and usage of industrial PCs.
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Scotti Fabio