Michelangelo: A 3-DOF Sketching Robot
Tools & Materials Used
- Servo Actuators
- C++ code
Duration: 4 months
The robot takes input from an image file ( preferably .jpg/.bmp ) and delineates the image. The uniqueness of the design lies in its ability to draw curves unlike a printer. It is a 3-DOF sketching robot which incorporates 5 servo actuators running on 12V D.C. supply. The robot takes instructions from a C++ program through a USB interface.
Michelangelo CAD render ( Modeled using Pro Engineer )
Presented at International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2010.