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Arduino / MATLAB - 4DOF with force sensing

4DOF manipulator with force sensing to map surroundings

Setup can be made to automatically sweep in X and Y direction or controlled manually using the GUI. Last link is fitted with a force sensing resistor to detect obstacles. It is always perpendicular to the datum plane. On contact with obstacle (my hand in the video), it changes direction in the Z axis. The location of the obstacle is recorded and shown on the MATLAB GUI. Resources: Seeeduino Mega1280, MATLAB, x4 Hitec servomotors and 1 force sensing resistor. For more projects, visit http://retardokiddo.blogspot.sg/

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That is one nice robot. It looks almost like a blind person poking a walking stick around to get an idea of their suroundings.