MECH564 Adept Robot Project
"Widget Sorting and Stacking"
Requirements:You must program the Adept Robot
to process a stack of ten widgets. A "widget" is a rectangular piece of
1/4" Plexiglas with an off-center hole (see figure below). A "good" widget has
the hole present and a "bad" widget doesn't. Your job is to use the robot
to separate the "good" widgets from the "bad" widgets.
Ten widgets, some "good" and some "bad," will be stacked face-to-face in random order
at a predefined location on the robot table work-surface. Your program must
process the ten widgets and separate them into two separate bins or stacks ("good" and
"bad"). You may use any tool or technique you would
like to perform the task (e.g., the vision system, custom fixturing and/or tooling,
switches interfaced to binary I/O, etc.). Your system should display or somehow indicate the results
of the sort (i.e., the number of good and bad widgets) and allow the user to easily process additional sets of
Note - You are not allowed to exceed the default monitor speed
setting of 50 at any time during your program.
- how well you complete the task (complete, accurate, repeatable, robust) [50%]
- level of creativity, initiative, and effort [35%]
- ease of setup and user friendliness [10%]
- readability and organization of the printed
Group Work:You are required to work on the project
in groups of two or three students. You must not operate the robot by
yourself -- there must always be at least two group members present.