Robotics, Pick and place robotic arm, soft catching gripper, manipulator, Servo motor, sorting, webcam.
This paper presents an application to sort coloured objects with a robotic arm. We have a robotic arm which picks different coloured cubes and sorts them placing in different cups. The colour recognition is made using image recognition with a webcam. The robotic arms are widely used in the industry, but most of them are used in a PTP (Point To Point) trajectory, the moves are learned previously by the robotic arm. Very few robots in the industry are programmed to be smart, or to make decisions. In the future to completely replace the humans with robots, we need robotic arms which can make decisions. One good example for a smart robotic arm can be a robotic arm which can sort objects by colour. This can be used in many factories; one good example can be a pencil factory.