John M. Hart

 

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Robotic Systems

 

 

These projects concentrate on the design of robotic systems that involve autonomy and mobile imaging and sensing. They contain acquisition systems capturing video and images under various ambient environmental conditions.

 

 

Hexapod Robot Project

This project involved the design and implementation of a biologically inspired robot. This interdisciplinary approach was provided by an interchange of information between the fields of engineering, entomology and neuroscience to develop a walking robot based on an insect.

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Hexapod Robot Project

This is the first version of the Hexapod Robot called Protobot. This version did not include bearinged joints and a sturdy air hose connections. It also did not have improved wiring incorporated in the second version above.

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Biobot Robot Sensor Leg

This leg design involved mimicking the leg sensors of an insect (Periplaneta Americana). The information was provided by the entomology department at the University of Illinois.

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First Hexapod Leg Design

This leg design was the first leg design developed for the Hexapod Project. Later much smaller pneumatic cylinders we found and used in the newer designs. This enabled the leg and future body size to be reduced enabling better access for researcher experimentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Track Cart

A method was needed to capture images of the railroad track for automating human track inspection. The base for the cart was found at the Monticello Railroad Museum and was converted rebuilt to provide an autonomous video acquisition system by adding camera mounts, a laptop and a battery for autonomy.

 

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RoboImager

This system was developed to capture images used for 3D Reconstruction by allowing the camera to be rotated around the object while simultaneously collecting images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walking Machine - Robot

This robot was designed and built in the Advanced Digital Systems Laboratory under the guidance of Prof Ricardo Uribe. Its inspiration came from a donation of pneumatic cylinders and the movie Runaway. The robot has been contributed to by several student groups since then and still hangs on the wall in ADSL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

|IT in Ag|Novel Cameras|Automated Inspection|Robotic Systems|

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