This page describes some of the research interests and capabilities of the Intelligent Robotics and Automation Program at Florida International University. In addition to studying the state-of-the-art research topics, participating researchers give great emphasis to timely implementation and laboratory demonstrations. For this purpose, a laboratory, equipped with modern workstations, computers, industrial robots and testbeds, are being developed.
The group focuses on a variety of topics including mechatronic design of robotic and automation systems, implementation of fault tolerance to mechanical systems, fault-tolerant design, fault recovery systems, development of modular architectures, intelligent controllers, robotics technology for waste site operations, design of very light robots, long-reach arm development, biomedical use of robotics technology and teleoperation systems.
Robot Construction Project
Students taking the Industrial Robots course last fall participated in the construction of a power supply, controller, and interface for a QuickShot Robotarm. The class was divided into two, one group worked on the construction of the power supply and the other group worked on the construction of the controller. The controller was later integrated into a PC and the robot arm successfully ran. Both groups as well as the Robotarm are shown in the pictures below:
The students in the Power Group:
The students in the Controller Group: