Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13767

Title: Robots aiding new developments of manipulative machinery
Authors: Udoakang, Ndianabasi H.J.
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: © Ndianabasi Udoakang
Abstract: Application of fixed-arm robots in such manipulative machinery as those used in welding, cutting, packaging etc, has been limited due either to insufficient rigidity in the arm for the transmission of large forces and torques, or to the high cost of improving upon its rigidity. This work develops a cheap robotic device in the form of a linkage mechanism and tests it on a laboratory rig for positional accuracy. The closed-loop nature of the mechanism ensures sufficient rigidity, and system vibrations are greatly checked. The goal is to use this device for such jobs as the optimization of cam profiles prior to cutting them, guidance of a cutting torch, welding of flat and spherical surfaces, etc. A number of these devices can be arranged around a working space to perform a set of tasks. Put differently, this is an exercise in digital control of machine elements [continued]...
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13767
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Thesis-1983-Udoakang.pdf3.65 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Form-1983-Udoakang.pdf31.21 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.