Creating an Obstacle Sensor for Robotic Tasks
This research project documents the construction of a laser barrier as an object sensor for easy implementation in generic pick-and place robotic procedures
The main goal is to design an inexpensive plug-and-play object sensor for generic gripping and placing robots. The aim is that after reading this paper everyone can build this sensor on a laser barrier. The focus of this work is the communication between an Arduino and a computer.
One possible area of application is the 20.000 BLOCKS project, where our robot Ginger — a UR10 robot arm — recreates buildings designed by Minecraft players as models.
Arduino Wiring Diagram
The project took place in SoSe 2017 and is part of the master students research course at DDU at TU Darmstadt.