Controlling a Robotic Arm with VHDL


Team Members: Daniel Sierra and Kimberly Hayes

Advisor: Dr. Vinod Prasad


Project Description

The Rhino Robotic XR-2 Arm is a mechanical robot arm with six individual servo motors. Each motor controls a different movement of the arm. The arm can be moved by controlling each motor individually using analog voltages. However, it would be more user friendly to control the arm movement via a joystick or some other form of user interface. The project will be to use a joystick input interfaced through the Altera UP2 Board to control the movement of the robotic arm. The Altera Board has a FPGA (field programmable gate array) which will be programmed with VHDL (verilog hardware description language).






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