Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

The goal of this project is to utilize the igus® Robolink arm five degree of freedom modular robot arm, to complete useful tasks for persons with no or limited mobility. These tasks include driving the joystick of a wheelchair, flipping a light switch, and turning the pages of a book. This is done through designing and building a modular interface for mounting the Robolink arm onto an existing wheelchair project and implementing a universal control interface in the software for future expansion of tasks and control methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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