Questions tagged [robotic-arm]

The arm tag is intended to be used for questions relating to robotic arms from, small hobby arms with only 1 or 2 degrees of freedom to large industrial robots with complex joint assemblies. For the ARM CPU, use the tag arm-cpu.

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Stabilizing a Robot Arm at a Specified Height

I have a 4-bar linkage arm (or similar design) for a telerobot used in the VEX Robotics Competition. I want to be able to press buttons on my PS3-style controller to have the arm raise to certain ...
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How would I go about making an art drawing robot like this?

I saw this art drawing robot on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo15zXhFdzo What do I need to learn in order to build something like that? What are some beginner oriented projects that could ...
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How do we make our robot work?

As a holiday project we are building a surveillance robot that is capable of transmitting live images using a webcam and is also capable of lifting small objects. It uses a CC2500 module for ...
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Building Robotic arm joint

I am very new to robotic design and I need to determine what parts I will need to assemble an arm joint. The joint will contain one timing belt pulley which a remote motor will be turning, a forearm ...
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Which is model is best for feedback control of robotic manipulators: MIMO or parallel SISO?

I'm currently designing a robotic arm with 6-DOF, and my goal is to be able to give setpoints for 3d position, velocity and orientation ($x,y,z,\dot{x},\dot{y},\dot{z},\theta,\alpha,\gamma$). I only ...
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Getting started with robotic arm design

I would like to design a robotic arm to hold a weight X at length Y (in my case I want to hold X=2.5 lbs at Y = 4 inches). Starting out simply, I would like try building an arm with a gripper plus one ...
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Inter-processor communication for robotic arm

I'm building a hobby 6-DOF robotic arm and am wondering what the best way is to communicate between the processors (3-4 AVRs, 18 inches max separation). I'd like to have the control loop run on the ...
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Lightweight, commercially available robotic arms [closed]

I was wondering what options are there in terms of lightweight (< 5 lbs) robotic arms. I see Robai Cyton Gamma 300, and CrustCrawler AX18 look like interesting options. What lightweight arms do ...
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Processor and command interface preference for a robot arm

I want to build a robot arm that'll be approximately 1.25 meter long and will be able to lift up to 2 kilograms. It'll have 6 dof and it is an expensive project. And most importantly, i am the only ...
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How can the inverse kinematics problem be solved?

The forward kinematics of a robot arm can be solved easily. We can represent each joint using Denavit–Hartenberg transformation matrices. For example, if the $i^{th}$ joint is a linear actuator, it ...
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Which type of actuator will be suitable for a very strong robot arm?

I wish to build a robotic arm that can lift a useful amount of weight (such as 3-6 kg on an arm that can extend to approx 1.25 meters). What actuators are available to accomplish this? The main ...

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