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Mechatronics – Advanced Robotics Workshop

The Advanced Robotics Training workshop was organized by the Department of Mechatronics as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Mr. Yathiraju (ABB, Bangalore) was the trainer for all three days of the workshop. Seven faculty members from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering attended the training session.

On the first day, there was a discussion on the type of I/O boards, and a detailed explanation on the existing board (DSQC 652) in the IRB controller. Further, the configuration of new I/O boards and signals were discussed. At the end, the faculty members were able to identify board and pin numbers of various existing connected hardware.

On the second day of the training, faculties executed the existing program which combines conveyor and camera operations. Piston for feeding the objects on to the conveyor could not be operated because of the trap interrupt that requires feedback from the reed switch. On the third day, there was a discussion on system inputs, outputs, and cross connection. The instructor demonstrated and explained the conveyor tracking program.

Mr. Suresh Mourya (ABB, Delhi) was the trainer for the two days dedicated to teaching conveyor tracking. On the first day, there was a discussion on the Q-tracking board and the conveyor setup. Post lunch there was a discussion on programming logic for conveyor tracking. The process for base frame calibration and encoder configurations set up was elaborated. On the second day, there was a hands-on session dealing with conveyor tracking on the ABB robot IRB 2600.

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