A basic study of robotics and automation. The course will emphasize applications of robotic devices and mechanisms in industrial and commercial applications. The study will be enhanced by laboratory experience where the student will study computer programming of robot mechanisms, and the different types of mechanisms by which robots are operated. The course will include the study of computer programming, electrical, electronic and microprocessor control and sensing detection devices and the mechanical and hydraulic linkage power devices involved in the robots. This course also explores the societal impact of robotics and automation in industry.