In many industrial applications such as welding, positioning an object, heating a product or material at very high temperatures, etc., industrial robots such as line following robots, firefighting robots are used. Especially, the robotic arm of a pick-and-place robot is used for holding an object in industrial applications. This pick and place robot can be considered as basic robot that gives an introduction to robotics and robotics projects in several applications. Here, in this article let us learn how to make a working robot and also how to make a robotic arm at home along with its working.
The robot is an intelligent mechanical device and in the year 1920, the first robot was invented by “Czech Playwright Carel Capek”. It is a branch of a technology which deals with creation, designing, operations, etc. The term robotics were derived from the word robot. In present days, there are few types of robots are available such as serial type, parallel type, walking type and mobile type robots. The parts of the robots are power supply, grippers, controllers, end effectors, manipulators. [Read more…]
The wireless control systems have become an essential part of everyday life ranging from garage door openers to smart metering systems. The communication in such systems involves transfer of information from a controller to a remote robot without any physical connections.
The robots that are controlled by interfacing with a personal computer are called as computer controlled robots. A computer is an integral part of every robot system that contains a control program and a task program. The control program is provided by the manufacturer and the controls of each joint of the robot manipulator. The task program is provided by the user and specifies the manipulating motions that are required to complete a specific job. [Read more…]
As the computing processors and technologies are becoming faster and advancing, robotic technology is getting smarter with the flexible and extendable capabilities. Today most of the robots are capable of doing what a human being can do; moreover, robots are also implemented to do special tasks that humans find themselves restricted to. Such a requirement creates an interesting scenario in robotics among the people and researchers. [Read more…]
There are different kinds of robots that are specifically employed for doing special tasks in military applications. In military services, there are some areas in which some of the tasks involve greater risk and danger, and therefore, those tasks must be performed without military personnel, solely by the robots. [Read more…]