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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


    About Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Laboratory



    Robotics and Automation Laboratory at Mechanical Engineering Department, BITS PILANI, Hyderabad Campus is equipped with all necessary facilities for the students to develop their understanding in upcoming areas of robotics & automation. The lab facilities cater the need for the structured courses such as, Mechanisms and Robotics (ME G511), Robotics (EA C441), AI for robotics (BITS F327), Mechatronics (MS EG511), Mechatronics and Automation (MF F 311), Study oriented projects, Lab oriented projects, dissertation and thesis works. Apart from these courses, the lab is always open to help and enable students for various projects. The basic role of this lab is to provide the experimental environment for industrial manipulators and the path planning strategies for mobile robots. The lab is equipped with the experimental facilities for enabling the understanding for sensors, actuators, and controller. The lab is well equipped with the elementary and advanced equipment such as, Scorbot-ER-4U, 4 DOF manipulator with teach pendent & software, multiple sets of Docile X robot, Omni wheel robot loaded with sonars, experimental sensor kits by NI, smart vision system, etc. The lab experiments and various students’ projects are consistently guided by the faculty members and technicians.  
    Laboratory Coordinator: Dr.  Kundan Kumar Singh 
    Laboratory Technical Assistant: Mr. B. Suryanarayana
    Location: E-210

    Significant Equipments

    ABB IRB 20 Industrial ROBOT

    Technical Specifications:
    ABB, IRB 120 Robot: 6-axis industrial robot.
    Robot weight: 25 Kg,
    Handling capacity: 3 kg.
    Software: Robot Ware,
    Controller: IRC5 with FlexPendant,
    Robot Reach: 0.58 m.
    Minimum turning radius axis:A-1R=121mm,B-3R=147mm,C-4R=70 mm.
    Power consumption ISO Cube Max.Velocity:0.24 kW.
    Robot in 0 degree position -Brakes engaged: 0.095 kW,
    (Brakes disengaged): 0.173 kW.
    To study of the Robotics manipulator for industrial automation and FMS.
    To learn robot programing for various axial movement of robot.
    To study of manipulator joint configuration and grippers.
    To study the design of robotic arm and grippers.
    To practice pic and place, and drawing etc.
    To operations and integrated use in automated work cell applications such as robotic welding, machine vision, CNC machine tending and other FMS operations.
    Funded by: Institute
    Docile X Robot

    Technical Specifications:
    Model: Jay Robotix, Docile X wheel size:48mm
    Speed :0.2m/s , Drive Max Width: 230mm, Power :3w
    Drive Mode :2 and guide Wheels ,NetWeight:1kg,
    Load capacity: 23Kg, Body Material: Aluminum Alloy.
    To study of robot and practice of Arduino based programs.
    To learn how to make new robot.
    To practice line follower robot and use various sensors.
    Funded by: Institute
    Jay Robotix

    Technical Specifications:
    Model: Jay Robotix, Omni wheel size:48mm
    Speed :0.2m/s ,Power :3w ,Appearance :Circle
    Drive Mode :3 Wheels ,Drive Max Width: 230mm
    Height :120mm, Net Weight :1kg , Load Capacity :2kg
    Body Material: Aluminum Alloy.
    To study of the robot with various sensors
    To study of Arduino based programs.
    To learn how to make new robot with different sensors
    Funded by: Institute
    LiDAR Steering Smart CAR
    Technical Specifications:
    Adopts Arduino, an open hardware platform for controlling robot subsystems such as motors and sensors.
    LiDAR sensor configuration for autonomous driving.
    Robot Operating System (ROS) training, a robot middleware.
    Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) training.
    Obstacle detection using multi-ultrasonic sensor.
    Speed measurement with LiDAR.
    Line tracer drives using infrared sensor.
    Control of driving part operation using DC Encoder Motor.
    Providing Java-based Open CV solution to utilize Android for vision robot research.
    Intelligent control using Accelerometer, Gyroscope sensor.
    Using smartphones and tablets as robots brains.
    To study the moving robot with an autonomous LiDAR sensor.
    To learn about ROS and SLAM.
    To work with 12 ultrasonic sensors and 8 infrared sensors, obstacles can be avoided and missions can be performed on a given route.
    To study of incorporating acceleration and gyroscope sensor.
    To study about DC geared motor has built-in encoder,
    To study of steering control using servo motor is possible and it is able to change the rotation axis of front wheel for forward direction.
    To control by Bluetooth communication module and remote control based on SPP profile through PC, notebook, smartphone, tablet etc.
    Smart phones and tablets can be used as the brain of mobile robots, enabling the implementation of mobile robot-based ICT convergence services using high-performance processors and Wi-Fi communication environments provided by smartphones and tablets.
    Funded by: Institute.
    Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

    Technical Specifications:
    CPU : FBs-20MA
    Digital input: 12 nos.
    Digital output: 8 nos.
    Analog input: 4 nos.
    Analog output: 2 nos.
    Program size : 4096 (in words)
    Communication : USB
    Expansion : Yes
    Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    HMI Supply : +24V DC
    CPU : 32-bits 400MHz RISC
    Interface : RS485
    Flash : 128MB
    DDRAM : 64MB
    Display size : 7 inch
    Resolution : 800 × 480 TFT LCD 65, 536 colours
    Touch screen : High precision four-wire resistive
    To study of the PLC and Exposure to Technology of Programmable. Logic Controller (PLC) and understanding the importance of automation in industries. Student will be familiarized with a variety of ladder logic instructions to create complete. PLC program from scratch. Study the difference between digital and analog signals and how to bring them into a PLC, process them and send them back out.
    Funded by: Institute
    Pneumatic Training Kit & Electro pneumatic Training Kit

    Technical Specifications:
    Model : SMC Pneumatic
    Cylinder Construct and control a double acting/Single acting cylinder and using series/ parallel circuits Construct automatic return of a double acting cylinder .
    Control oscillating motion of a double acting cylinder and control a latching circuit using single or double acting cylinder
    Control automatic return initiated by a limit switch and throttle a cylinder to adjust forward and return
    To study of Pneumatic & Electro pneumatic circuits
    To study of valves and cylinders
    To study of actuators, electro pneumatic valve and sensors.
    Funded by the institute.
    Hydraulic Training Kit

    Technical Specifications:
    Model : SMC Pneumatic
    Drives: single and double-acting cylinders,
    Stop valves : Non-return valves, pilot operated non-return valves , Pressure control and pressure relief valves, pressure regulation and flow control valves -throttle valves, flow control valves)
    To study of Principles of Hydraulics properties
    To study of actuators , Hydraulic pumps and valves
    To study of valves used to control conditions such as flow, force, pressure, and direction of flow.
    Funded by: Institute
    SCORBOT-ER 4u robot

    Technical Specifications:
    Mechanical Structure Vertically articulated; open frame
    Degrees of Freedom 5 rotational axes and gripper
    Payload Capacity 2.1 kg (4.6 lb)
    Axis Range
    Axis 1: Base rotation 310
    Axis 2: Shoulder rotation +130 / -35
    Axis 3: Elbow rotation +130
    Axis 4: Wrist pitch +130
    Axis 5: Wrist roll ±570
    Reach 610 mm (24") with gripper
    Speed 700 mm/sec (27.6"/sec)
    Repeatability ± 0.18 mm (0.007")
    Position Feedback Incremental optical encoders
    Homing Microswitch on each axis
    Actuators 12 V dc servo motor on each axis
    Gripper DC servo motor, 2-finger parallel
    Gripper Jaw Opening 0-65/75 mm (2.6"/3") with/without pads
    Transmission Gears, timing belts, lead screw
    Weight 10.8 kg (23.8 lb)
    SCORBASE robotic programming and operation software. RoboCell 3D graphic simulation software (optional),enables offline design and simulation of virtual robotic cell and online graphic tracking of actual cell.
    To study of the SCORBOT-ER 4u robot and use laboratory practices.
    To learn robot programing for various axial movement of robot.
    To study of Robot joint configuration and grippers.
    To study the design of robotic arm and grippers.
    To practice pic and place, and drawing etc.
    To practice Robo Cell 3D graphic software that lets students design, create and control simulated industrial work cells.
    Funded by: Institute