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MNE MS Thesis Project of Thomas Calef
|Category:||College Of Engineering - Mne|
|Date & Time:||
Monday , 10/01/2012
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
|Location:||Textile 101E Conference Room|
|Sponsored by:||The Mechanical Engineering Department|
Dr. Tesfay Meressi
The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce the MS THESIS PROJECT of MR. THOMAS CALEF on 10/1/12 from 11am - 1pm in the Textile Building, Room 101E Conference Room.
ADVISOR: Dr. Tesfay Meressi
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Dr. Tesfay Meressi, Dr. Wenzhen Huang, Dr. Ram Balasubramanian
ABSTRACT: In industrial and pharmaceutical automation, the use of robots and robotic work cells are becoming more prevalent every day. The importance of accuracy in measurements and quality in process, drives this need, and creates a hole in the market for low cost robotic manipulators. Currently available in the industrial marketplace, many companies design and build SCARA robots to perform tasks which are either harmful for humans, or are cost beneficial to replace humans. For example, Yamaha, Starr, Yosgawa, and Intelligent Actuator all produce a fairly accurate robot, though at very high cost. Typically these robots cost in the $20,000 - $30,000 range. The high cost mainly comes from the ability to carry moderate loads quickly and accurately. There are very few robots in the industrial market that concentrate on small load carrying capacity. This project focuses on the need to create a robotic system, that can move light loads around quickly and accurately, all at a much lower cost than those on the market. This includes creating a custom circuit board and utilizing faster and more powerful microprocessors available on the market to act as the main motion controller of the robot. This way, all “real-time” processing can be done on the hardware level, with only basic commands and math, which the microprocessor cannot do, being executed on a PC. This system will be coupled with a mechanical system, which allows movement to be fast, accurate and quiet.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Please contact Dr. Tesfay Meressi for further information (email@example.com, 508-910-6919).
|Additional Info:||Mechanical Engineering|