Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and produce a tool-changeable robotic part manipulator to be used in the manufacturing industry. Project deliverables include a tool which is capable of being swapped in and out of a Vertical Machining Center’s spindle, able to flip a part over for a secondary machining operation, and operate autonomously to enable continuous machine operation. A prototype tool was developed capable of fulfilling each of these requirements as well as programming code to also handle a variety of machine errors.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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