Project Title: Designing of a PC-based Robot Controller
Project Code: MAM10.

This project is on designing of a PC-based Robot Controller. A robot arm can be interfaced to a computer system using an I/O interface card that allow reading the status of the robot and sending commands to modify its state according to a defined trajectory. First the student will interface a robot to a PC using standard I/O and develop a program in VB to read the robot status and to assign commnads the the robot actuators. Second the student will study a control function that allow the robot to follow up a given trajectory while minimizing some objective function like square errors. The function will be implemented by programming and its performance evaluated by varying the rate of change (frequency) of input trajectory. Finally the student will be requested to optimize his program to allow for the shortest control cycle which is useful to enable multi-axis control by using a single sequential program.

Status                 Available  
Name of Supervisor     Dr. M. Al-Mouhamed 
Action Plan            To be submitted   
Progress Report        To be submitted   
Attendance  Report     Satisfactory  
Student(s)             Two  
Number of Semesters    One or two     
Co-requisite           Good C programming background