ME492 Senior graduation projects

  • a. Robotic Finger: As a graduation project, a 3 DOF anthropomorphic finger with a tactile sensor is developed. The developed robotic finger has position and force control. Position of the tip can be controlled by entering the desired position into the designed GUI for the robot. In the force controlled mode the desired force can be entered to the GUI and the robot will apply that determined force at the finger tip. After the graduation as an extra property, control by image processing is added. The robot finger follows the tip of the finger of the person who wears a glove.

  • b. Parallel Robotic Platform: A 3-DOF robotic manipulator is designed and constructed as a graduation project. It generates two rotational axis motion about X and Y axes, and one linear motion in Z-axis. The objective specification of the mechanism are listed below:
    • – ± 25º maximum rotation angles about X and Y axis – 12 cm stroke along the Z direction
    • – 0.5 N.m rotation torque for both axes – 5 N force along Z direction

ME634 Robotics course projects

    • a. Goal Keeper Robot: This 3-DOF RRR robot is programmed in Simulink. It scans the field and detects the ball by image processing and commands the end effector to go to the specified point.

    • b. Liquid Pouring Robot: This is a 3DOF RRR water-pouring robot. The robot gets the place of the bottle picks it and takes it to a mug position and pours it and puts back the bottle.

    • c. Face Follower: This is a 4-DOF robot. The robot detects the face and follows it. Position and orientation of the face is detected by image processing using a camera attached to the end effector.

    • d. Pick and Place Robot: This is a 3-DOF RRR robot. The robot detects size of an object and then performs a pick and place task. In the first module, the robot grips the object with any size and according to the size (small, medium and big) puts it into the corresponding place. In the second module, the robot puts them on top of each other.

    • e. Robot Basketball Player: Robot detects the ball weight and either shoots it or drops it according to the weight .