Design, analysis and fabrication of an articulated mobile manipulator

Eliot, Elias (2013) Design, analysis and fabrication of an articulated mobile manipulator. MTech by Research thesis.



The process involved in designing, fabricating and analysing a mobile robotic manipulator to carry out pick and place task in a dynamic and unknown environment has been explained here.
The manipulator designed and fabricated has a 5 – axis articulated arm for pick and place application but also can be reconfigured to do other tasks. The manipulator is built with its driving or power means fitted at the bottom to distribute the load effectively and also make handling easier. The mobile platform employs a novel suspension system which helps in relatively distributing the load equally to all wheels regardless of the wheels position giving the mobile platform better control and stability.
With reference to many available manipulators and mobile platforms in the market, a practical design is perceived using designing tools and a fully functional prototype is fabricated. The kinematic model determining the end effector’s position and orientation is analysed systematically and presented.
Navigational controls are built using fuzzy logic and genetic algorithm with the help of the sensors’ information so that the robot can negotiate obstacle while carrying out various tasks in an unknown environment. The path tracking for pick-and-place application is the overall target of this industrial manipulator.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech by Research)
Uncontrolled Keywords:designing, fabricating, mobile robotic,
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Industrial Design > Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Industrial Design
ID Code:5492
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:11 Jun 2014 17:11
Last Modified:11 Jun 2014 17:11
Supervisor(s):Parhi, D R and Srinivas, J

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