Traditionally, mechanical engineers created machines with many working parts powered by some sort of energy, whether that be steam or electricity. Mechanical Engineers also play a part in the design and production of robots. This important field involves a blend of many different engineering skills, including electrical and software engineering, as they design robots with the ability to automate themselves. Learn more about this fascinating and ever-growing field.
Robotics systems, an integral part of almost all manufacturing processes, are classified on the basis of their application. In this article we will learn about the main categories of this classification.
From the inspiration of the miraculous robot origins of the 1960s to the far-fetched imagination portrayed in movies, we see how robots have digressed from their silver screen persona to create an impact in our day-to-day lives in a practical sense.
Ever wondered how a robot is able to perform tasks after taking commands from the user? It is the Robot’s Voice Recognition system that identifies the words and performs the desired action. Want to know how? Read the article inside.
Have you ever wondered how a robot visualizes an object and then performs an action related to it? What is it in a robot that allows it to see and identify various objects? Don’t know the answers? Know all of them in the article inside.
This article will explain as to how a robot using a vision system enables an object to be perceived and identified. The system uses various electronic devices to visualize a single object. Read more inside to find out how exactly this happens.
Finding the position and orientation of the links of a manipulator required for attaining a certain position and orientation of the end-effector is just not sufficient. We also want to know the corresponding variation of velocity of the links and joints with the motion of the end-effector.
In the kinematic design and analysis of manipulators, it is required to find the position and orientation of the end-effector for given values of joint parameters. Sometimes the position to be attained is given and possible values of joint parameters to attain that are to be found.
To study the mechanics of robotic manipulators comprehensively and then apply it for the mechanical synthesis of the manipulators, we will first look at the basic topics of mechanics involved in the mechanics of manipulators. Future articles will deal each of them in detail.
This article explains the future of robotics, including their usage in home, factories, hospitals and biomimetics. Presently it appears more like fiction, but in the next few decades all this will become fact.
Robots consist of a variety of high tech components which are designed for accuracy, speed and convenience of operation. Some are for general purpose usage, while some are custom made to handle specific parts. The main components are the main body, end effectors, and grippers.
Robots have revolutionized the manufacturing industry by increasing the production rate and improving accuracy in production. Robots are being used in a variety of production units, especially automotive units, for carrying out drilling, welding, bolt tightening, etc.
Articulated Robots are no doubt the best robots for assembly and packaging applications. SCARA and PUMA are the most widely used articulated robots in industries for assembly and packaging and in academia for research and analysis. Read more about these variants of articulated robots SCARA and PUMA.
Articulated Robots have all the joints of single axis revolute or rotary type. This chain of revolute joints provides greater freedom and dexterity in movement of the articulated robotic arm. SCARA and PUMA are the most popularly used articulated robots in assembly lines and packaging processes.
Spherical Robots are more involved in construction and more dexterous in working so is there control. The control of spherical robots requires three variables as Cartesian and Cylindrical robots do but the coordinate frame and there transformation is bit complex than other types.
Spherical Base of the robots has just one replacement of the joint in the Cylindrical Base of the robots. The slider joint between the robot arm and the vertical member is replaced by a revolute joint. This change of a joint makes the spherical based robot more dexterous than cylindrical robot.
Robots mounted on base bodies with revolute, cylindrical or spherical joints along with prismatic joints have better functionality and move with ease between the points in space. In continuation of the last series on Robots Base bodies here more involved robotic base bodies are discussed.
In the last article the two most basic types of base bodies of manipulators, Cartesian and cylindrical, were discussed. In this article we will take up some more types of industrial robots or manipulators base bodies.
Robots used in industries mostly perform the tasks of picking and placing different things. These functions are similar to that of a human arm, hold something and then place and fit that at the require spot. Such robotic arms are also called as manipulators. They have different types of Base Bodies.