Your Personal Robotic Assistant
One example of how technology is becoming more accessible is the open platform uArm. The uArm is a robot manipulator with four degrees of freedom controlled by Arduino. Arduino is connected with stepper motors with an accuracy of 0.2 millimeters. Device developer approach learning by playing. Just invent a problem and solve it. Moreover, the task can be not just moving objects weighing up to 500 grams at 5 to 32 cm, but also the study of remote control through drawing or control via a mobile phone manipulator.
The manufacturer offers several options of complete sets. The most advanced is uArm Swift Pro. It includes add-ons for 3D printing, laser engraving, metal gripping. In addition, the system can be expanded with machine vision, an ultrasonic distance meter, a finger press simulator, a gesture recognition sensor. Of the separately purchased options, it is possible to replace the standard suction Cup grip with an electromagnet or a mini fan. The replacement of standardized plug-in is possible within 30 seconds.
This uArm Swift Pro is open-source and completely compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Seed Studio Grove kits. The fully open architecture of the system allows the device to be freely integrated with other automation systems and to be connected to the software via standard wired and wireless interfaces. By your smartphone you can control uArm via Bluetooth 4.0.
Since the hand-manipulator has the function of motion recording, i.e. it is possible to move the manipulator with your hand in the learning mode, and it subsequently repeats the motion trajectory exactly, it seems not superfluous to install the PIR motion sensor. “Learn” movements function is accessible without a computer. Temperature, humidity sensors or colour detection boards can expanded by the base of the manipulator. But you can do more…
In addition, the system can be expanded with an ultrasonic distance meter. Also with finger press simulator in assist by universal holder, a gesture recognition sensor. Of the separately purchased options, it is possible to substitute the standard suction Cup grip with an electromagnet or a mini fan.
Once you paid, you get a lot of opportunities to study robotics. For purchase, please write to email ask@ste(.) education. (the brackets from the email address must be removed).