MRISAR's Tabletop Challenge the Robot II Exhibit
Human vs. Robot! Challenge your skills against a Robot!
A Rail Robotics exhibit! This exhibit has an activity that involves the robot arm’s ability to do an automatic task faster and better than a human. The human user’s task is to manually control the arm through the same task hence the term “Challenge The Robot”. This exhibit also shows how the actions of the robot are governed by Boolean logic. The movement of the arm is divided up into program instruction sets based on input and output data and sequence.
This is a popular exhibit that is also sold in kit form, where you make the case and put our components in it! ! Below are images of one of our Challenge the Robot II Kits that was incorporated into the traveling exhibition "POPnology". The media coverage stated that our part of POPnology was exceedingly popular!
General Description; a 3-finger robotic arm exhibit that has two functions. 1– the robot arm performs an automated task, 2– the visitor performs the same task manually as a challenge to beat the robots performance. The challenge is between the manual robot arm that is being controlled by a human and the automatic arm being controlled by the robot’s electro-mechanical brain. The automatic arm picks up a ball and takes it to a number of target locations one by one, while letting it roll back to the starting point between targets. The challenge to the human user is to perform the exact sequence of movements as the automatic arm, without error, and at a faster rate. Please note that the challenge of this exhibit would have been won by the automated robotic arm seconds after it started if we had not given an advantage to the human user by setting the robot arm speed at a rate comparable to a human’s reflex time.
This exhibit features a 35” long electromechanical robot arm mounted on a rail system that allows the arm to glide from one end of the exhibit to the other. The robot arm has five ranges of motions, pressure sensitive and end of travel limits and is made of light weight 6061 Aluminum. The hand opens and closes, wrist turns, elbow moves, as does the shoulder.
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 which relates to STEM, all the parts and the key components that operate it are visible for maximum educational merit and based closely on the proportions of an actual human arm. It is especially designed with safety features and force limits. The arm is also usable for any age range of visitor.
The exhibit is configured as a demonstration arm to illustrate remote handling applications for robotics. Remote handling robots are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations. The rail is comprised of two tubular aluminum guides and UHMW mounts. The exhibit challenges a visitor’s skill and dexterity while providing a unique format to study the engineering principles of a robot arm. The exhibit approximate measurements are 8’ long x 36" high x 35” wide.
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