The modern definition of a robot can be an electro-mechanical device which follows a set of instructions to carry out certain jobs, but literally robot means a ‘slave’. Robots find wide application in industries and thus are called there as industrial robots and also in sci-fi movies ashumanoids
The introduction to robots in field of agriculture holds a key for sustainable future of Mankind. Technological advancements in farming, referred to as Agtech as grabbed a massive attention among researchers, investors and end users. It is essential to develop a custom application based device for farming productivity enhancementsolutions.
Unit I: Robot definition, Robotics and programmable automation Historical background, laws of Robotics. Robotics systems and Robot anatomy, specification of Robots.Robot geometricalconfiguration.
Unit II: Performance Definition – Accuracy / Repeatability / Precision with respect to Position & Path, payload, speed, acceleration, cycle time – Challenges, Applications and uses of Mobile and other robots: wheeled, tracked, legged, aerial, underwater robots, surgical robots, rehabilitation robots, humanoid robots, NanoRobots.
Unit III: Classification of end effectors, Types of Grippers Hooks, scoops and other devices, Gripper force analysis and design of Drive system for gripper – communication of robots– Unit IV: Euler angles for specifying orientation, Euler angles for roll-yaw-roll geometry, Gripper positioning by Euler angles for roll-yaw-roll geometry – Euler angles for roll – pitch – yaw geometry, Cylindrical Robot coordinates polar Robot coordinates, calculation of cylindrical, polar coordinates, Some applications.
The agricultural robots for design and development in the interest of custom applications for productivity enhancement can be initiated by exercising basic applications and know how to use it by studying this course will befulfilled.