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Robotic arm: a learning platform

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posted on 2022-03-28, 12:46 authored by Ishrak Hasnain
A good learning platform is an essential part of a student's learning outcome. In this document, study and research on a Crust Crawler AX-12A Smart Robotic Arm is stated. This includes the details of the hardware used, the assembly procedure, software used and experimental procedure. The project was conducted to develop a learning platform with laboratory instructions to help students learn how to control a robotic arm. The key component used in this project is the AX-12A Dynamixel motor which is a smart servo motor with its own microcontroller and memory. Nine laboratory experiments were developed based on LabVIEW which would allow students to learn from basic controls to performing a repetitive or conditional operation. Limitations and issues faced during the process are also shared.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Background -- Chapter 3. Safety -- Chapter 4. Hardware -- Chapter 5. Crust Crawler robotic arm assembly -- Chapter 6. Software -- Chapter 7. Lab experiment procedure -- Chapter 8. Discussion -- Conclusion -- References.


Includes bibliographical references Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Subhas Mukhopadhyay


Copyright Ishrak Hasnain 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged) colour illustrations)

Former Identifiers

mq:70375 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1263132

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