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Graduate Research Assistant (01/07/2008 - till date) 

Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab, TSRB, Georgia Tech.

Project : Bayesian Network Tool for Automated Diagnosis of Industrial Manipulators

          Advised by : Prof. Henrik I Christensen

        Software : C/C++ , MSRS, Kuka Robotics Language , Visual C#, Hugin Lite

Operating System : Windows XP

Research Project for KUKA Robotics, Germany.

Description : The objective of this project is to design and develop a complete diagnostic tool for KUKA's industrial manipulator. Currently all of KUKA's manipulators come with a teach pendant and the amount of information available to the user is meagre, incase of a break down or error in the manipulator. This makes error handling, maintenance of the system difficult. To make things easier for the new trainees as well as the experienced operators, KUKA requires a Probabilistic diagnostic tool that will make use of its extensive error database to come up with the causes for the error experienced and the possible list of actions to take in order to rectify these errors. This tool is based on Bayesian Networks for modeling the causes and the actions.

Role : 

Designing and Developing the Bayesian Network Tool (to be done)

Graduate Research Assistant (08/22/2007 to 12/14/2007)  

Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab, TSRB, Georgia Tech.


          Project : Mobile light weight Control Panel for Industrial Manipulators 

          Advised by : Prof. Henrik I Christensen

Software : Microsoft Robotics Studio, Visual C#, Kuka Robotics Language.

Operating System : Windows XP, Window Mobile 5.0

Research Project for KUKA Robotics, Germany.

Description : The objective of this project is to design a PDA type scalable interface for basic status
monitoring of an industrial robot over a wireless connection. Today every industrial robot is delivered with a teach pendent which is a small unit that allow simple control of the robot. In many cases the teach pendent is equipped with a small keyboard, a small LCD screen (sometimes a touch screen), and a 2D/3D mouse device to allow for direct tele-operation of the unit. The cost of providing a complex operator panel for each robot is significant and frequently these panels are not in operation of weeks or months at a time. It would thus be desirable to have a PDA type panel that provide basic status information such as warning, current operational parameters and a way to acknowledge basic status information.

Role :

Designed and Developed a server interface using MSRS to get the status information using the Cross3 Interface in the Kuka Robo Controller.

Designed and Developed a wireless client interface using MSRS in .Net Compact Framework to get the service information from the KRC.

Designed and Developed a Windows Mobile 5.0 compatible Web based UI for displaying the status, warnings, kernel values got from the server.