1-ARMBOT: A single DOF Robot Arm using PIC Microcontroller
Muhammad Suhaimi, Sulong
Vijaya Kumar, Ratana Vellu
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In industrial assembly applications and also in material handling, pick and place robot arms were extremely used. They usually have three to six degree of freedom (DOF) and mainly for manufacturing operations. This paper presents the development of single DOF of an arm robot that have similar function with others three to six DOF which is picking up a part and placing it at specified destination. It uses only a magnetic actuator as a gripper and the operations are controlled using Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) microcontroller and used servo DC motor for single movement operation. The system architecture and operations including the design structure are explained in this paper. As a result, this model robot was capable of picked a maximum load of 63 gram in period of 8.37 seconds with maximum power of 12 watts and movement orientation from 0o to 60o. It is said to be low cost, low power consumption and be able to operate in a small workplace area. This newly developed robot might have a demandable prospect in the industrial market especially in high-end and low-end operations.
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