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Subject introduces students to issues related to automation and robotics. Acquaints with the primary actuators used in automation and robotics, and shows the basic systems controlling these elements. These systems are popularly called programmable logic controllers (PLC). Getting to know the structure of controllers, the principles of their operation and programming languages, allows for the construction of control systems (including the preparation of logic) of simple automation and robotics systems. An example of advanced automation and robotics equipment are industrial robots. The combination of a dedicated control system with a manipulator powered by electric motors, allows the robots to perform complex manipulative activities that make up the industrial process. Laboratory classes complement the theoretical knowledge conveyed during the lecture. During the laboratory classes, it is possible to get physical acquainted with discussed devices.