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Design and Development of a Competitive Low-Cost Robot Arm with Four Degrees of Freedom

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The main focus of this work was to design, develop and implementation of competitively robot arm with en- hanced control and stumpy cost. The robot arm was designed with four degrees of freedom and talented to accomplish accurately simple tasks, such as light material handling, which will be integrated into a mobile platform that serves as an assistant for industrial workforce. The robot arm is equipped with several servo motors which do links between arms and perform arm movements. The servo motors include encoder so that no controller was implemented. To control the robot we used Labview, which performs inverse kinematic calculations and communicates the proper angles serially to a microcontroller that drives the servo motors with the capability of modifying position, speed and acceleration. Testing and validation of the robot arm was carried out and results shows that it work properly.

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A. Elfasakhany, E. Yanez, K. Baylon and R. Salgado, "Design and Development of a Competitive Low-Cost Robot Arm with Four Degrees of Freedom," Modern Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 47-55. doi: 10.4236/mme.2011.12007.

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