Introduction: Robot Arm Making a Cup of Coffee
How to make a cup of coffee using a robot arm:
Firstly you will need a Robot Arm, we used one from LynxMotion, but there are also good arms from CrustCrawler or Trossen Robotics.
You will need some software to control your arm and we used Flowbotics Studio (FlowArm) from DSPRobotics, which allows you to record each position required to move the arm and sequence it for you using Inverse Kinematics (IK).
And finally you will need a modified tea spoon to spoon the coffee we did this by heating up a plastic spoon and twisting it to make it easier for the robot to hold.
Finally to program it we moved the arm using the Flowbotics Studio software and recorded each step, then once happy let it run and enjoyed our coffee.
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