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Robotics
5 posts | Last Activity on 18-01-2024 12:58 by caa
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caa 18-01-2024 12:58, 1 month ago
Re: proximity sensor on an ABB robot is not working as expected
8. **Interference:** - Check for electromagnetic interference from nearby equipment or machinery. This interference can impact the sensor's accuracy. 9. **Sensor Health:** - Test the health of the proximity sensor by using a known working sensor or a sensor tester, if available. 10. **Diagnostic Tools:** - Utilize any diagnostic tools provided by the robot controller or the sensor manufacturer to identify potential issues. 11. **Robot Controller Logs:** - Check the robot controller logs for any error messages or warnings related to the proximity sensor. This information can provide insights into the nature of the problem. 12. **Update Firmware:** - Ensure that both the robot controller and the proximity sensor have the latest firmware updates. Sometimes, firmware updates include bug fixes or improvements that address issues. If, after performing these troubleshooting steps, the proximity sensor still does not work, it may be necessary to contact ABB support or the sensor manufacturer for further assistance. They can provide more specific guidance based on the model of the robot and the proximity sensor in use.
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caa 18-01-2024 12:58, 1 month ago
Re: proximity sensor on an ABB robot is not working as expected
If the proximity sensor on an ABB robot is not working as expected, there are several potential reasons for this issue. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can follow: 1. **Check Physical Connections:** - Ensure that the proximity sensor is correctly connected to the robot controller. Check for any loose or damaged cables. 2. **Power Supply:** - Verify that the proximity sensor is receiving power. Check the power supply to the sensor and ensure it is within the specified voltage range. 3. **Sensor Configuration:** - Check the configuration settings for the proximity sensor. Ensure that it is configured correctly for the specific application and environment. 4. **Sensor Calibration:** - If the proximity sensor requires calibration, make sure that it has been calibrated according to the manufacturer's instructions. 5. **Sensor Range and Sensitivity:** - Check the detection range and sensitivity settings of the proximity sensor. Adjust these settings if needed, ensuring that they are suitable for the application. 6. **Sensor Positioning:** - Verify that the proximity sensor is positioned correctly. Ensure that it is placed within its specified range to detect objects as intended. 7. **Environmental Conditions:** - Consider the environmental conditions where the robot is operating. Factors such as ambient light, temperature, and the presence of other electromagnetic devices can affect sensor performance.
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caa 03-11-2023 14:39, 4 months ago
Re: robotics diy project sample
Upload the Code: Connect the Arduino to your computer and upload the code using the Arduino IDE. Power the Robot: Power the robot with the battery pack or a suitable power source. Test Your Robot: Place obstacles in front of the robot and observe how it navigates to avoid collisions. This simple project demonstrates the basics of robotics, sensor integration, and autonomous behavior. You can expand on this project by adding more sensors, improving obstacle avoidance algorithms, and even implementing remote control via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
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caa 03-11-2023 14:39, 4 months ago
Re: robotics diy project sample
#include <NewPing.h> #define TRIGGER_PIN 2 #define ECHO_PIN 3 #define MAX_DISTANCE 200 NewPing sonar(TRIGGER_PIN, ECHO_PIN, MAX_DISTANCE); int motor1Pin1 = 9; int motor1Pin2 = 10; int motor2Pin1 = 5; int motor2Pin2 = 6; void setup() { pinMode(motor1Pin1, OUTPUT); pinMode(motor1Pin2, OUTPUT); pinMode(motor2Pin1, OUTPUT); pinMode(motor2Pin2, OUTPUT); } void loop() { int distance = sonar.ping_cm(); if (distance < 20) { // Obstacle detected, turn left digitalWrite(motor1Pin1, LOW); digitalWrite(motor1Pin2, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor2Pin1, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor2Pin2, LOW); } else { // No obstacle, move forward digitalWrite(motor1Pin1, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor1Pin2, LOW); digitalWrite(motor2Pin1, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor2Pin2, LOW); } }
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caa 03-11-2023 14:37, 4 months ago
Re: robotics diy project sample
Project: Arduino Obstacle-Avoiding Robot Components Needed: Arduino board (e.g., Arduino Uno) Ultrasonic sensor (HC-SR04) Motor driver module (L298N) Two DC motors Chassis and wheels Battery pack (6xAA batteries) or a rechargeable battery pack Jumper wires Breadboard (optional) Instructions: Assemble the Robot: Assemble the chassis, attach the DC motors to the wheels, and mount the wheels to the chassis. Connect the motor driver module to the motors and the Arduino. Connect the Ultrasonic Sensor: Connect the VCC and GND pins of the ultrasonic sensor to the Arduino's 5V and GND pins, respectively. Connect the Echo and Trig pins of the sensor to any two digital pins on the Arduino (e.g., D2 and D3). Programming: Write the Arduino code for the obstacle-avoiding behavior. This code will use the ultrasonic sensor to detect obstacles and make the robot move forward, backward, left, or right to avoid collisions.
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