2014
Machinery/Automation/Robotics

The main objective of this hand operated car mechanism is to provide driving experience to handicapped people (which is handicapped by leg not by hand). In this car mechanism all controls are in hand like the accelerator, brake and clutch. Into this the accelerator is placed in steering, clutch is placed on gear stick and the brake is operated by pulling the gear stick. This mechanism can be easily installed in a car, truck, van ...

Paddy fields in Kuttanad, (Kerala) are unique because it's one of only two places in the world where agriculture is done below sea level. About 55,000 hectares, reclaimed from the surrounding backwaters for paddy cultivation along with an outer bund are made into a cluster of fields called polders. Broadcasting of pre-germinated seeds is the common practice of sowing where farmers walk around the field and toss the paddy seeds on to the field. One of the major drawbacks of this technique is that since the crop and weeds germinate together and the weeds compete with the paddy for the available water, nutrients, space and light become a biological constraint to the paddy growth. In addition, to maintain the plant population farmers ...

Development of a Humanoid Robot Wrist (HRW) comprising of a 3-DOF mechanism, which can perform all possible motions equivalent to human wrist.
Viz. Palmar-dorsal flexion, radial-ulnar abduction and Wrist twisting.
Proposed Research work aims at following:
1. Design of Humanoid Robot Wrist (HRW) with three DOF’s (Palmar-dorsal flexion, radial-ulnar abduction and Wrist twisting.)
2. Mathematical Modeling and Analysis (Kinematic, Inverse Kinematic, Dynamic.)
3. Prototyping and practical implementation of HRW.
4. Theoretical and experimental investigation of performance designed, developed humanoid hand.

Recently, significant advances have been made in ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and other COGNITIVE related fields, allowing making much sophisticated biomimetic robotics systems. It was found that, current research directions targeting a more functional hand designs like human ...

Lubricants are widely used in modern technology in order to reduce friction in moving mechanisms of motors, bearings, gears, etc. and to reduce friction in the machining of structural and other materials in machine tools (turning, milling, grinding, etc.). In terms of production and use, mineral oil is the basic component in lubricants. Usually, oil provides not one but several functions simultaneously: for instance, motor oil not only lubricates, but also cools and cleans engine parts.

With account of a wide field of using the lubricants, there exists the problem to control their quality during manufacturing and usage. Furthermore, analysis of the used lubricating oil allows determining the wear level of the equipment in which it is ...

CATEGORY: MACHINERY/AUTOMATION/ROBOTICS
IntelliSense®
Bimba Manufacturing
University Park, IL

IntelliSense® is a “smart” technology platform that combines sensors and software to deliver real-time performance data for pneumatic devices. For the first time users will be able to employ condition-based monitoring to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization, all of which will maximize uptime and productivity without sacrificing quality or efficiency.

What problem does your design idea solve?

In today’s competitive global market, manufacturers face intense pressure in meeting their production targets. Machines running at maximum load are increasing wear on pneumatic components and are more likely to break down, compromising operational efficiency. IntelliSense® is the solution to this problem, offering a constant influx of precise and accurate performance-related data ...

My invention (US patent 8,689,766, patent pending in Poland, see attached illustrations) provides the optimal form of internal combustion spherical engine, i.e. an engine with substantially spherical working chamber. The engine construction is based on a specific form of the spherical four bar mechanism that I invented. The mechanism features exceptionally compact and robust structure (in fact this is the strongest mechanism in existence), and the engine utilizing this mechanism is exceptionally well suited to cope with enormous loads, e.g. produced when operating the engine on the detonation cycle or Stoichiometric Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (SHCCI) cycle.

My spherical engine, which features an extraordinarily simple structure as it comprises only three moving parts of extraordinarily robust structure plus generally ...

Ixnamiki Ome is a rescue robot that aims to take action in disaster areas, which may be those who were shaken by a Tsunami, a mudslide, flood zone, armed conflict, fire etc., This robot is an aid to rescuers allowing them to view real-time images of the area of interest by video cameras, measuring variables such as temperature, CO2 level, and creating maps of the area. I stress this project was originally intended for rescue missions but can be adapted to other purposes such as military and public security among ...

Rapid Generator is laser operated automatic machine to serve two purposes; first, it can generate new 3D components as per design and; second, it can produce a copy of an existing component.

Like a Xerox machine in which charged carbon particle tethered at particular position on paper to generate words, Rapid Generator has laser mounted on inward wall which focuses and produces a 3D image of a component. Electrically charged metal/plastic particles now allowed to move on that focused area by spray and make them settled for primary adhesion.

After completion of settling of particles, prepared part will be send for heating in furnace and strength of metal/plastic will be induced.

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Library plays a vital role in the development of any country. In most of the Libraries, the stock verification is done manually and it is very difficult too; of course, it consumes more time and human resources. Even though, with the help of barcode scanner, It is not so easy to do a stock verification for more than 2,00,000 books, Magazines, Journals. The proposed LIBSCAN act as a barcode reader which can be installed in any android smartphones. It will read the barcode from the books arranged in the book rack. After an each successful read, it will store the details of the particular book in the LIBSCAN database. The updated database now contains the information pertaining to missing ...

Brief description from Fig 1 (In attachment)

1) Aluminium fabricated frame has four adjustable catchers which are mounted on a lead screw. This lead screw is rotated with the help of 2 stepper motors +/ - X axis & +/ -Y axis , which can be powered by a Lithium battery mounted on an aluminum frame.
2) 4 Rollers which are mounted at four locations are spring loaded with pivot joint, these rollers help this Robot to stabilize its position when it is going into bore well.
3) A Camera with light is also mounted on the aluminium frame to get a view of the bore well when the robot is inserted into the bore well. This ...

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