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Abstract—Robotic technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans, hazardous or manufacturing processes, or simply just resemble humans. A robotic arm is a type of mechanical arm usually programmable with similar functions to a human arm; the arm may be sum of the mechanism or may be a part of more complex robot. Solar energy is a radiant light and heat from the sun has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. This paper aims to design and construct a robotic vehicle which is powered by solar energy with robotic arms to pick and place an object. In existing method, the solar powered robotic vehicle was designed and is used for increasing the vehicles power by means of solar energy. The proposed system introduces a robotic arm to the vehicle to pick and place an object. There are two ways to charge the vehicle. One method of charging is through direct power supply and alternative method is tracking solar energy. Thus the complete solar energy is utilized by the robotic vehicle to perform pick and place operation using robotic arm was fulfilled.
Index Terms—Li-po battery, Solar tracker, Robotic tool, Pick and place mechanism, Photovoltaic (PV)
Cite: P Sathya Priya, P Rathi, and R Anusuya Devi, "Smart Host Microcontroller Based Solar Powered Tool with Robotic Arm," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.2 No.3, pp. 15-22, July 2013.