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Design of intelligent multifinger gripper for a robotic arm using a DSP-based fuzzy controller

Salami, Momoh Jimoh Emiyoka and Mir-Nassiri, Nazim and Sidek, Shahrul Na'im (2000) Design of intelligent multifinger gripper for a robotic arm using a DSP-based fuzzy controller. In: IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 24-27 Sep. 2000, Kuala Lumpur.

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The design and modeling of a robotic arm gripper that has elements of intelligent decision making while grasping object has been recently discussed. This new system is different in using an appropriate controlling scheme so that the correct force is applied to pick an object without dropping or crushing it. This is achieved by controlling the shear stresses at the interface material between finger-ends and the object using smart sensors and intelligent controller. A new slip sensor that is based on the operation of optical encoder is used to monitor the slip rate as a result of insufficient force being applied to pick an object. A two-stage control scheme is suggested for the implementation of this system. First a limit switch is used to control the positioning of the fingers thereby solving the problem of uncertainty in the location and orientation of the object. Then, to ensure that an appropriate force is used in picking up an object a fuzzy logic controller is used. The use of TMS320C24XX series DSP controller to implement the control strategy provides the flexibility needed in altering the control code and the prototype can be tested at low cost.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 2470/22609
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intelligent gripper, slip sensors, fuzzy controller, DSP processor
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA168 Systems engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Shahrul Naim Sidek
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 13:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22609

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