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.