The long years of advanced study of the students, Michael Bauß, Jörg Schauß, Christoph von Rüden and Andreas Espenschied, at the technical college for automation technology in Mainz are over.
The team decided on the construction of a robot as the final project. The objective of the design was the replacement of fire department personnel by robots in case of an accident, for instance at a chemical plant.
With the emphasis on automation technology, the team came up with something entirely special. With the aid of an integrated sensor technology, the radio-controlled robot is in a position to convey data from the accident spot. This enables a targeted procedure for rescue operations. The robot can be coordinated at the accident spot through infrared and built-in cameras. An integrated gripper arm can additionally take sample materials and also remove objects from the way.
The project team decided on the support of the igus® GmbH. The iglide®- and igubal®-bearings convinced the students by their low weight and very low coefficients of friction in dry operation. "The simple installation of the products was also an important criterion," says Andreas Espenschied.
Construction and installation of the carriage and the 6-axis robotic arm
Technical documentation with 3D CAD system SolidWorks
Manufacture of the required turning and milling parts with CNC machines
Programming of the sensor system on the model; creation of the home page
Design and development of the electronics for activation of drive axles, carriage, camera and 6-axis robotic arm
Wiring of the model
Programming of the robotic arm
Monitoring in the control panel
Installation, configuration and initial operation of the network components
Programming of the carriage
Creation of the home page
Construction and installation of the 6-axis robotic arm
Construction and installation of the WLAN camera
Lighting, special FX
Programming of the camera control and the revolver magazine