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Lab Design of FANUC Robot Operation for Engineering Technology Major Students

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Instrumentation Division Technical Session 1

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Maged Mikhail Purdue University Northwest

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Dr. Maged B.Mikhail, Assistant Professor, Mechatronics Engineering Technology Ph.D., Electrical Engineering,
Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, August 2013. Dissertation title: ”Development
of Integrated Decision Fusion Software System For Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring” M.S., Electrical
Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2009. Thesis title: ”Development
of Software System for Control and Coordination of Tasks among Mobile Robot and Robotic Arm.” B.S.,
Electrical Engineering University of El Mina Cairo, Egypt, May 2001.

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Shuyu Wang Purdue University Northwest

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he course MET 34700, Programming Automation System is offered by Engineering Technology department to Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) students to enhance their skills in programming and automation machines. This course includes weekly lectures and hands-on labs. The course mainly focuses on programming and utilizing CNC machines integrated with industrial robots. Students enrolled in this class are in need of being capable of programming the industrial robots for loading and unloading the CNC machines. Since programming industrial robots are largely used in the field nowadays and crucial in automated industrial lines, as well as CNC machines, developing a series of robotics labs seems essential to supplement the lack of robotics knowledge of MET 34700 course. The main goal of this project is to provide a series of robotics labs to help the students understand the fundamental and basic knowledge of robotics as a supplemental component for MET 34700. The labs will be conducted using FANUC LR Mate 200iD educational robot and will include introduction to industrial robot components, safety, sensors, and fundamental knowledge of FANUC robots programming such as jogging modes, axes limits, frames, etc. The students will be able to write a program for loading and unloading CNC machines after performing the labs. These labs will be also use to motivate MET students to take more courses in advanced automation system integrated with robotics. With this unique collection of hands-on labs, students will be well prepared for a wide range of careers in the rapidly growing Robotics Automation field.

Mikhail, M., & Wang, S. (2018, June), Lab Design of FANUC Robot Operation for Engineering Technology Major Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30747

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