MRISAR's Gesture Controlled Robot Arm Exhibit
This exhibit relates to STEM education and has a robotic arm operated by a human user. The task is to sort colored balls into their areas during a timed interval. The exhibit keeps track of the time via a display counter. When your time is up, count the number of balls that were successfully sorted to know your score.
What the User does;
When the start button is pressed it activates the sensor in the control panel for a timed interval. The balls in the main activity area are agitated. As they work their way to the activity side ball retrieval collection point you hold only one of your hands above the sensor in the center of the control panel. As you move your hand up and down, forwards and backwards, left to right, and also open and close your hand the robot arm will mimic the motions. While moving keep the palm of your hand facing down towards the sensor as this is the very best position for the sensor to read the finger positions accurately. Find out how many of the colored balls you can sort in the time limit provided and how accurate your movements are.
The exhibit teaches elements of robotics, STEM based education, electrical and electromechanical engineering, photonics, optics, elements of the electromagnetic spectrum and to an extent an element of Chaos Theory. The exhibit can be made with your choice of laminate chosen from a standard selection which has many color options or with customized details for an extra charge.
This exhibit features one 39" long, nine range of motion, 5 finger electromechanical robot arm that is base mounted on the exhibit activity surface. The exhibit activity is totally encased by clear poly-carbonate that allows many people to view the exhibit while it is being operated.
The electromechanical arm is designed in a totally open format, all the parts and the key components that operate them are visible for maximum educational merit. This relates to STEM education. The exhibit provides a unique format to study the engineering principles of a robot arm.
The arm has pressure sensitive and end of travel limits, and can adapt to objects stacked in its path. Remote handling robots are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations. Approximate size of exhibit is; 35" wide x 76" long (With the control panel 99” total exhibit length) x 72" high.