Title

Computer Representation of a Seven Axis Kinematics Manipulator

Presenter Information

Erik O'Riley

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Research Advisor

Liou, Frank W.

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S& T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

A novel graphical user interface (GUI) is described which calculates forward and inverse kinematics of a seven-axis manipulator. We present this technology as a solution to manufacturing engineering needs because it greatly reduces the time of calculations and the simplicity of the GUI allows any novice to use the software as well as an expert on the subject. The GUI is also very adaptable to other robots. One needs only to input the Denavit-Hartenburg parameters and computer aided design (CAD) files. The GUI also places blue dots on the computer screen to indicate to the locations where the manipulator can reach and red dots where it cannot. This action ensures safety and efficiency even before deposition.

Biography

Erik is an undergraduate sophomore seeking his mechanical degree with a minor in programming. When he graduates he would like to work in either industry or academia working on robotics. He is very involved on campus. He is Vice President of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) chapter here at the Missouri University Science and Technology. He was also a member of the Formula Electric and Mars Rover design team. He plans on studying abroad in the fall for eleven months at Tohoku University in Sendai Japan.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Engineering oral presentation, Third place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

03 Apr 2013, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Comments

Joint project with Trevor Wilson

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Computer Representation of a Seven Axis Kinematics Manipulator

Carver Room

A novel graphical user interface (GUI) is described which calculates forward and inverse kinematics of a seven-axis manipulator. We present this technology as a solution to manufacturing engineering needs because it greatly reduces the time of calculations and the simplicity of the GUI allows any novice to use the software as well as an expert on the subject. The GUI is also very adaptable to other robots. One needs only to input the Denavit-Hartenburg parameters and computer aided design (CAD) files. The GUI also places blue dots on the computer screen to indicate to the locations where the manipulator can reach and red dots where it cannot. This action ensures safety and efficiency even before deposition.