Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Nowadays, automatic factory is the goal pursued by many industries. Therefore, transporting need is becoming more and more important. Using a mobile robot to transport between stations will substitute human to increase productivity. In this paper, an omnidirectional mobile robot has been established by aluminum extrusion and acrylic. Digital Signal Processor (DSP) is a main controller that commands the robot to move and transport. Visual identification is realized via a camera using a Single Board Computer (SBC) in a specified area and gets command to perform the task. Finally, the mobile robot can complete the related tasks autonomously. Furthermore, the modularizing robot can be easy to change the operating mode to perform various tasks conveniently.
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