i was just curious about publishing an abstract or stuff like that about a robot I've made all by myself .
Do i really need to make a working model of it or 3d solid works or cad will be enough ? .
I have good machining skills . I can do turning , boring, reaming and stuff on the milling as well to cut rectangular parts from blocks of metal , gears as well from the indexing head .
Do i really need to build the robot , if i want to present my robot in a journal or any conference?
. The work I'm primarily focussed on a robot like making french fries from peeled potatoes , pulling curtains on sensing or not sensing enough sunlight is based on linkages , gear trains just like that in a gear box to amplify the motion obtained from a prime mover and so on .
My friends told me that only new inventions and stuff like ( finding an entire new species of birds from the jungle ). Get published in a journal . I have done the position , velocity and acceleration analysis of the linkage i would work upon. But whenever I want to discuss my application with my friends they start off by saying....( How would your mechanism replace the best , if not it's not worth getting published ) . Is that true as I've seen robots making french fries and curtain pulling robots before but they're really complex and cost a lot even for maintenance . But I'm sure that my robot and my linkages have not been used before ( almost) .
My final querry is maybe , if i can get my robot published if i dont invent the type of robot used in expensive factories ? how will my work be respected and accepted ?