Presentation Title

Detachable End-Effector For Product Rework UR5 Station

Faculty Mentor

Nina Robson

Start Date

18-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 94

Session

Poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

Despite the many robotic arms that are commercially available, many manufacturing companies still employ manual labor for their mundane, repetitive tasks. Simple tasks such as picking up a component or identifying specific components out of a pile are still done by people. Performing the same tasks over and over again leads to significant muscle strain over time which presents a problem for employers. Also, the inability to have continuous work is one of the major limitations for companies who want to grow. Currently, companies are limited to simplistic robots that only have one function or humans that vary in work speeds. By utilizing an autonomous robotic arm (UR5), the efficiency of such tasks can be vastly improved as robotic arms can be run indefinitely.

By researching different end effectors, we will be able to make several different designs of our own in CAD. We will test out different designs for end-effectors by 3D printing them and applying them to a UR5. The UR5 already has sensors that determine force applied, so we are going to gauge how much force by testing. We will also test out different materials (such as plastics, rubber etc.) and see how well they grip for our application.

Our main focus will be the efficiency of our detachable end-effector to control its position, speed and force.

In November 2017 our team presentation will document the design requirements, concept designs, and results of cad analysis. The design solutions will be presented using a poster presentation.

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Nov 18th, 12:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:30 PM

Detachable End-Effector For Product Rework UR5 Station

BSC-Ursa Minor 94

Despite the many robotic arms that are commercially available, many manufacturing companies still employ manual labor for their mundane, repetitive tasks. Simple tasks such as picking up a component or identifying specific components out of a pile are still done by people. Performing the same tasks over and over again leads to significant muscle strain over time which presents a problem for employers. Also, the inability to have continuous work is one of the major limitations for companies who want to grow. Currently, companies are limited to simplistic robots that only have one function or humans that vary in work speeds. By utilizing an autonomous robotic arm (UR5), the efficiency of such tasks can be vastly improved as robotic arms can be run indefinitely.

By researching different end effectors, we will be able to make several different designs of our own in CAD. We will test out different designs for end-effectors by 3D printing them and applying them to a UR5. The UR5 already has sensors that determine force applied, so we are going to gauge how much force by testing. We will also test out different materials (such as plastics, rubber etc.) and see how well they grip for our application.

Our main focus will be the efficiency of our detachable end-effector to control its position, speed and force.

In November 2017 our team presentation will document the design requirements, concept designs, and results of cad analysis. The design solutions will be presented using a poster presentation.