High-Performance Control of an Ultra-Compact Industrial Robot Arm

In recent years, automation has become more accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses, leading to an increase in popularity of ultra-compact and easy-to-integrate industrial robot arms like Mecademic’s Meca500. However, because of their size constraints, it is harder for these robots to accurately follow a programmed path. This research project aims to improve the path-tracking performance of Mecademic’s Meca500 robot using more sophisticated simulation and control techniques than the ones employed in typical industrial robots. Improving the path-accuracy of the Meca500 will strengthen Mecademic’s competitive advantage in the fast-paced industrial automation market.

Intern: 
Steven Dahdah
Faculty Supervisor: 
James Forbes
Province: 
Quebec
University: 
Partner: 
Partner University: 
Program: