Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

ElMaraghy, Wagiuh

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This research provides a methodology and a tool for selection of appropriate robotic system based on the singularities in the workspace of the machines, suitable for both, designers and users. The kinematic problem solutions are managed through design methodology and represented with function modelling language, IDEF0. This novel approach specifies step by step activities on how to model robotic systems with math and programming tools, like Maple 17 and Matlab 2010. Symbolical and numerical solutions of kinematics, Jacobian matrix, singularities and workspace are successfully obtained for three types of multibody systems; general CNC machine, Mitsubishi MELFA RV-3SDB robot and Yaskawa Motoman DA-20, dual arm collaborative robot. CNC-R Global Reconfigurable Kinematic Model is developed for analyses of different types of manipulators. The main purpose of this design tool for kinematics of multibody systems is to help in kinematics problem solving, by providing visual representation of the workspace with the singularity locus of the same. It represents a set of iterative methods for kinematic design of manipulators, and so at the end, visual presentation of the effective work region, including singular configurations. The methodology is appropriate for any n-DOF multibody system, even for dual arm collaborative

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