The 2 DOF Robot module is ideal to introduce students to the fundamental and intermediate principles of robotics. You can use it to demonstrate real-world control challenges, such as pick-and-place robots used in manufacturing lines.
The 2 DOF Robot module attaches to two Rotary Servo Base Units (SRV02). Using this experiment, students learn concepts such as forward and inverse kinematics and workspace control. They learn how to:
In addition to teaching control concepts, the 2 DOF Robot module can be used for research in various areas, including nonlinear and adaptive control.
How It Works
The 2 DOF Robot module is connected to two Rotary Servo Base Units, which are mounted at a fixed distance. Two servomotors on the Rotary Servo Base Units are mounted at a fixed distance and control a 4-bar linkage system: two powered arms coupled through two non-powered arms. The system is planar and has two actuated and three unactuated revolute joints.
The goal of the 2 DOF Robot experiment is to manipulate the X-Y position of a four-bar linkage end effector. Such a system is similar to the kinematic problems encountered in the control of other parallel mechanisms that have singularities.
The 2 DOF Robot module comes with Quanser-developed courseware. The workbook with exercises, together with quick start resources, a comprehensive User Manual, pre-designed controllers and a system model allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
* 2 DOF Robot module mounted on the Rotary Servo Base Unit
Topics included in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your 2 DOF Robot workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ alternatively, you can use Q8-USB, QPIDe or any equivalent NI DAQ device supported by QUARC
² alternatively, you can use two VoltPAQ-X1 amplifiers
³ NI cRIO-9074, or NI cRIO-9024 with cRIO-9113 chassis
4 NI DAQ device must be supported by Quanser RCP toolkit. Alternatively, you can use Quanser Q2-USB, Q8-USB, or QPIDe