Current Bachelor-Thesis Projects


Sviluppo meccatronico di una cella di carico a fondoscala variable

Mechatronic design of a variable full-scale load cell

The project concerns studying force measurement systems and resolving one of their main problems: accuracy depending on the full scale. Different mechatronic designs will be analyzed to find the best solution for realizing a device with variable full scale. The final aim is to reach a greater accuracy within the maximum full scale available from the instrument compared to traditional solutions with fixed full scale.

Supervisors: Ph.D. E. Idà, Prof. M. Carricato, Ph.D. T. M. Brugo, F. Zaccaria
In collaboration with: DIN

Analisi dei criteri progettuali per organi di sollevamento: applicazione ai robot a cavi

Analysis of design criteria for lifting devices: application to Cable-Driven Parallel Robots

The project concerns the study of the regulations of the lifting devices sector. This analysis aims to find design criteria for the mechanical parts of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots. The main interest is finding methods of dimensioning and verifying the components of these manipulators.

Supervisors: Prof. M. Carricato, Ph.D. E. Idà, F. Zaccaria
In collaboration with: DIN

Sviluppo di un sistema per la misura della forza trasmessa durante un contatto accidentale

Development of a system for measurement of the transmitted force during an accidental contact

Continuum robots (CRs) are manipulators usually made of slender flexible components, developed to respond to the increasing necessity of safe interactions between robots and the environment. CRs are well suited for applications where the stiffness of rigid-link robots is considered a disadvantage. Continuum parallel robots (CPRs) have been proposed to mitigate the disadvantages typical of serial continuum robots such as their reduced payload capability. CPRs are commonly made by flexible beams disposed in a parallel arrangement and connected to a rigid end effector. A crucial step toward the application of CPRs in collaborative tasks is the quantification of the force transmitted during accidental contacts. In this project, we propose the development of a measurement system able to quantify the transmitted force during accidental contacts in CPRs. Experimental tests will be conducted to measure the transmitted force during a contact between the CPR and an external object.

Supervisors: Prof. M. Carricato, F. Zaccaria
In collaboration with: DIN