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Cleaner robotic arm with Clamp Answered


Myself Viraj from Mumbai India. I am Chartered Accountants and have interest in building new innovative problem solving things. I need to build a robotic arm that can clamp itself to any thin material (like wood, glass etc.) and with it's arm clean the surface with water/soap if required. it should be able to move sideways on it's own fixing the clamp as required. It should move sideways to specific distance only and this distance can be inputted through any possible means.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks in advance



thanks guys for your response. I will definitely take up the classes available on the website.

If you expect this to do any real work your going to have to look to invest a lot of money. there is a good reason that industrial robots cost so much.

If your determined to improve your skills in another area then start by making models, they may work but will teach you a lot and cost much less.

Join the robotics class here at instructables and learn the basics.

Like iceng said, you should first research existing robot arms and see how they work. Once you have an understanding of this, you can use servos to build one. The Arduino and Robot classes on this site are a good place to start.

If you want it to grab onto smooth surfaces, you should check out industrial suction cups.


4 months ago

Learn to use servo motors or you can buy a working toy robo arm..