Robot Retrieval System Millersville University Contributors: Frank Anamze Ben Bowman Brandon Dodson Brad Lang Jacquie Miley Seth Powers Ben Tarnowski Matt Vazquez Panama Beach City, Florida November 6-9, 2002 Competition Rules/Objective
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Panama Beach City, Florida
November 6-9, 2002
Fabricated a light weight aluminum frame for mounting the arm and gripper system.
Purchased a hobbyist level remote controlled racing car that has the power to withstand the weight of a 12 oz. soda can and the rest of the mechanical systems.Platform-Traxxas E-maxx
Fabricated a gripper that mimicked the shape of a soda can and completely encompassed when closed.
A shelf was mounted at the bottom of the gripper to restrict the can from falling through when the arm was lifted.
To open and close the gripper, a servo motor uses rods to transfer circular motion into linear motion.Gripper System
Overall IMA = Screw IMA * Lever IMA
Overall IMA = 4 * 1.57
Overall IMA = 6.28:1
Interfering signals because of metal frame. and completely encompassed when closed.
Shock absorbing springs were too weak to support the full load.
Force needed to raise the manipulator and load was too great for motor being used.
Replaced receiver unit with different frequency.
Replaced with stiffer springs.
Repositioned fulcrum to gain mechanical advantage.
Replaced motor with a higher power rating.Troubleshooting
Special thanks to all who helped with their time and support.
Dr. John R. Wright, Jr.
Dr. Haig M. Vahradian
Dr. John C. Hibberd
Dr. Kenneth P. Delucca
Mr. Mike Joy
Mr. Ken Stough
NAIT Millersville University Student Chapter