{ "dc.contributor": "Tubb, Christopher" , "dc.contributor.author": "Lillo Holgueras, Tania" , "dc.contributor.other": "Universitat de Girona. Escola Politècnica Superior" , "dc.date.accessioned": "2013-02-28T10:22:44Z" , "dc.date.available": "2013-02-28T10:22:44Z" , "dc.date.issued": "2006-01" , "dc.identifier.uri": "http://hdl.handle.net/10256/7584" , "dc.description.abstract": "The Mechatronics Research Centre (MRC) owns a small scale robot manipulator called a Mini-Mover 5. This robot arm is a microprocessor-controlled, six-jointed mechanical arm designed to provide an unusual combination of dexterity and low cost. The Mini-Mover-5 is operated by a number of stepper motors and is controlled by a PC parallel port via a discrete logic board. The manipulator also has an impoverished array of sensors. This project requires that a new control board and suitable software be designed to allow the manipulator to be controlled from a PC. The control board will also provide a mechanism for the values measured using some sensors to be returned to the PC. On this project I will consider: stepper motor control requirements, sensor technologies, power requirements, USB protocols, USB hardware and software development and control requirements (e.g. sample rates). In this report we will have a look at robots history and background, as well as we will concentrate how stepper motors and parallel port work" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/pdf" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/zip" , "dc.language.iso": "eng" , "dc.relation.ispartofseries": "Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial. Electrònica Industrial (ETIEI)" , "dc.rights": "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain" , "dc.rights.uri": "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/" , "dc.subject": "Robots mòbils" , "dc.subject": "Robots -- Sistemes de control" , "dc.subject": "Mobile robots" , "dc.subject": "Robots -- Control systems" , "dc.title": "Manipulator control board" , "dc.type": "info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis" , "dc.rights.accessRights": "info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess" , "dc.type.version": "info:eu-repo/semantics/draft" , "dc.coverage.geolocation": "east=-2.9901155000000017; north=51.5858128; name=University of South Wales, Newport City Campus" }