UROP MichiganMan ProjectParticipants (left to right): Jeremy Green, Ryan Wolcott, Kevin Matzen
Project Affialiates and Funding/Sponsors: Catharine McGhan, Dr. Ella Atkins
The UROP students working in the lab over the 2007/08 academic year have focused on a hands-on manipulator arm development program designed
to teach students practical skills while allowing the lab to grow its robotic system infrastructure. The students have focused primarily on the
construction (physical assembly) of a grad-student-designed manipulator arm built from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts with only slight
modifications, and then the associated software development to allow standard arm operations to occur. Students are also involved in hardware
troubleshooting, open-loop testing, and a variety of experimental testing and development.
The current distribution of work is as follows:
Links + Misc
See the MichiganMan(ipulator) project for more information.
Special thanks to Gold Tip and Victory Archery for their generous donation of carbon fiber rods to the project, which make up the lightweight sturdy linkages between the joints of the arm.