DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOTIC ARM THAT COPIES HUMAN ARM
Mr. Umer Shahid
The aim of this project is to make a robotic arm that copies the human. The user will get
a wearable sleeve and glove that will act as the input device and copy the motion of arm
and fingers. This data will be stored in a controller, processed in LabVIEW and sent to
the other side where a robotic arm will mimic the motion. In this way, a person can
complete a task from a remote location, just by using this device. NI LabVIEW will be
used, combined with Raspberry pi 3 using DILIGENT LINX. The application consists of
two parts, the controller arm that acts as the input, and the power arm that acts as the
output. The controller arm will be a wearable sleeve and glove, and will sense the motion
of joints of the arm. The sensors used are mostly potentiometers, because they are cheap
and no complex algorithm is needed to process the data. For complex joints, we will use
gyroscope. For the power arm, we will use DC geared motors. The geared motors are
controlled using a PID control loop inside LabVIEW. Both arms, controller and power arm,
will have a controller attached and will communicate using a wired or wireless protocol.
The project is aimed to be cost effective.