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Android Based Robotic Arm Control

D. Yuvaraj, C. Gowtham, S. Dharma Durai, V. Santhosh Kannan, N. Anbarasu


The work is designed to develop a pick and place robotic arm vehicle with a soft catching gripper that is designed to avoid extra pressure on the suspected object (Like Bombs) for safety reasons. The robotic vehicle is android application controlled for remote operation. At the transmitting end using android application device, commands are sent to the receiver to control the movement of the robot either to move forward, backward and left or right etc. At the receiving end four motors are interfaced to the microcontroller where two of them are used for arm and gripper movement of the robot while the other two are for the body movement of the vehicle. The main advantage of this robot is its soft catching arm that is designed to avoid extra pressure on the suspected object for safety reasons. The android application device transmitter acts as a remote control that has the advantage of adequate range, while the receiver end. Bluetooth device is connected to the microcontroller to drive DC motors via motor driver IC for necessary operation. Remote operation is achieved by any smart-phone/Tablet etc., with Android OS; upon a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based touch screen operation.


Pick and Place Robot, Soft Catching Arm, Atmega328, Android, Blue Control.

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