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Applied robot technology

Applied robotics deals with industrial robots and their use in industry. Industrial robots are simulated and programmed in the course.

The course addresses the structure and properties of industrial robots and the principles for their use in industry. The course introduces Industry 5.0, a human-centered vision of industry that complements the existing Industry 4.0 approach.

The configuration of a robotic system can vary based on specific needs and technical considerations, particularly in relation to their intended use. Commonly used components such as grippers, sensors, and various types of processing equipment will be discussed in the course.

The course also addresses factors for investment, as well as laboratory exercises on how programming can be handled.

Target group

This course is for professionals who work with production systems, automation, and industrial robotics at different levels. The course will mainly focus on the manufacturing industry in application examples. Still, the principles covered will apply to several industries, including consulting companies working in the manufacturing industry.


The course includes the following:

  • Structure and characteristics of industrial robots in automation
  • Investment guide and parameters for analysis and evaluation when investing in robot systems
  • Laboratories in programming with industrial robots

Practical information

During the course, participants will be asked to contribute with an their own case from their company where they are active. Study cases will be reported during the course. These, together with performed laboratory work, constitute the course examination. We will as far as possible, be flexible with times for the different course elements.

Language of instruction: Swedish. Literature, and some parts may be in English.

The course is free of charge and gives 3 credits, which normally involves about 80 hours of work.

Course material will be distributed in connection with the course.


The course runs from October 16th to November 16th 2023.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements at advanced level in mechanical engineering or equivalent. Applicants who do not fulfil this requirement can be validated as qualified by showing that they have equivalent prior knowledge through professional experience. Two years of relevant professional experience then corresponds to one year of university studies at undergraduate level.

Enrolment can take place continuously until the start of the course.


Registration can be done continuously until the start of the course.

Link to the course plan (in swedish): https://kursplan.lnu.se/kursplaner/kursplan-4MT080-1.pdf

This course is developed within the project Smart Industry phase 2 and funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen).

This course is developed within the project Smart Industry phase 2 and funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen).

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