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Design of a Cell Phone-controlled Bionic Robot

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Innovative Uses of Technology and Techniques for Laboratory Exercises

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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25.396.1 - 25.396.12



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Richard Y. Chiou Drexel University


M. Eric Carr Drexel University Orcid 16x16

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Eric Carr is currently the Laboratory Technician for Drexel University's Engineering Technology program. Carr assists faculty members with the development and implementation of various engineering technology courses and enjoys finding innovative ways to use microcontrollers and other technologies to enhance Drexel's engineering technology course offerings. Carr holds an M.S. in computer engineering from Drexel University and is an author of several recent technical papers in the field of engineering technology education.

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Design of a Cell Phone-Controlled Bionic RobotAbstractThis paper describes a mechatronics design-based architecture to build a cell phonecontrolled bionic robot in a robotics and mechatronics laboratory course. Bionic Roboticsallows students to develop their knowledge of engineering and become familiar with avariety of advanced components that are used. This knowledge can benefit students infields such as mechanical, electrical, industrial, and bio-Engineering. Providing studentswith a hands-on approach when teaching robotics classes enables students to becomeaware of how mechatronic design and computer control can drastically influence thedownstream design and manufacturing processes. The necessary information aboutmethods of control, power, sensors, batteries, electronics, and more is presented.Materials, methods, and tools are outlined, including the use of servomotors andmicrocontroller-based control systems. Students in the Engineering Technology programare required to work with this robotic project as part of a laboratory experiment in the“MET 205 Robotics and Mechatronics” class. Providing students with such a hands-onapproach enables them to improve their robotic skills by using wireless microcontrollersfor performing different robotic applications.

Chiou, R. Y., & Carr, M. E. (2012, June), Design of a Cell Phone-controlled Bionic Robot Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21154

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