Mechanisms are used in variety of fixed motion generation applications in Engineering, where as Robots are used in applications where programmable motion is required. This Laboratory provides a basic exposure to design and control of such motion control applications in various applications. Ranging from 2D planar mechanisms to that of spatial mechanism design a set of experiments are offered concerning position, velocity and acceleration synthesis and analysis for basic motions. In addition some basic mechatronic control methods using a common Lab PC and USB interface to control motion generating devices like stepper motor and servo motor are offered. These are further augmented with real robot control as applied in fixed base manipulators to that of moving base robots.
This Laboratory interacts with several faculties and is highly inter disciplinary in nature. Faculty from the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Departments actively collaborate, along with assistance from Electronics and Communications Engineering as well as Computer Science and Engineering Departments