Using your natural movements to control a robotic arm helped us rapidly gain skill in manipulating it. An arduino picks up the tilt, roll and compass direction and sends the appropriate signals to the SCORbot to move the arm. This demo application shows me and my two Team Mates diffusing a fake bomb during our final presentation in CIS 381 – Industrial Robots.
We built the arduino interface to connect directly with the robots control box. The code is outputted as an individual line depending on if that axis is activated. Locks were provided to ensure we can prevent any more motion on an axis if we don’t want to: