Capabilities.

With a generous donation from Motoman, Inc. and SAS Automation contributing the robots' end-of-arm tools, the Motoman Robotics Laboratory was established at the University of Dayton Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2008.

Located in the Eugene W. Kettering Laboratories building, room 232, the lab houses six state-of-the-art industrial robots, including a seven-axis, actuator-driven IA20 robot; a 15-axis, actuator-driven and human-like dual-arm DIA10 robot; a four-axis YS450 high-speed SCARA robot; two six-axis HP3 articulated robots and one HP3C six-axis, articulated robot with a compact controller. The lab’s research focuses on visual servoing, metrology and calibration, real-time control, and other topics relevant to industrial robotics and functions as the centerpiece of the new Robotics Concentration in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.

Robots.

DIA-10     

15-axis, actuator-driven and human-like dual-arm    

DIA-10

DIA-10 Robot Image

IA-20

Seven-axis, actuator-driven, very flexible “snake-like” IA20 robot

IA-20 Robot Image

Robotics Lab, Seven-axis robot

YS-450

Four-axis, high-speed SCARA YS450 robot

YS-450

YS-450 Robot Image

HP-3 and HP-3C

Two six-axis HP3 articulated robots and one HP3C six-axis, articulated robot with a compact controller

HP-3      

HP-3

MH-5

Two six-axis MH5 robots with a 5 Kg payload accompanied with a faster FS-100 controller

MH-5 Robot manipulator
FS-100 Cotroller
Custom made 9-DOF Hyper-redundant Arm

9 Degrees of Freedom Hyper-redundant manipulator arm with high precision servos

9-DOF Hyper-redundant Manipulator Arm

Research.

  • Calibration and kinematic parameter estimation of industrial manipulators using neural networks.
  • Real-time inverse kinematics of redundant manipulators.
  • MIMO Torque Control of Hyper-redundant Manipulators
  • Visual Servoing
  • Real-time Path planning of hyper-redundant manipulators in a dynamic environment

Team.


Prof. Raúl Ordóñez

Director

  • Robot Control
  • Trajectory Generation
  • Trajectory Tracking
  • Non-Linear Controls
  • Contact

Prof. Russell Hardie

Researcher

  • Image Processing
  • Super Resolution
  • Visual Feedback
  • Contact

Prof. Vijayan K. Asari

Researcher

  • Image Processing
  • 3D Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Contact

Prof. John Loomis

Researcher

  • 3D Vision
  • Calibration and Metrology
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Prof. Tarek Taha

Researcher

  • Accelerated Image Processing
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Contact

Temesguen Messay

Ph.D.

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Hariharan Ananthanarayanan

Ph.D Candidate

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Xingsheng Xu

Ph.D Student

Research movies.

After Hours Robots

UD Motoman Robotics Lab: Robots dance to Christmas music.

           

Star Wars Robots

UD Motoman Robotics Lab: Robots dance to the Star Wars theme.

A six DOF robot manipulator solving a maze using dynamic programming.

A 7-DOF redundant manipulator arm solving a maze.

Inverse Kinematics

Random Path

Rectangular Path

Semicircular Path

Contact

Motoman Robotics Lab

Kettering Laboratories 232 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232

937-229-3558 

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