A group of students at the Uni of Melbourne designed, built and programmed this robot arm to build a Jenga Tower using Dynamixels as part of the Robotics Systems course (MCEN90028) – it’s a fantastic design. The goal of this project was to design, build and program a robotic manipulator to automate the stacking of a Jenga tower.
“The essential requirements of the task were for it to be capable of picking up Jenga blocks from a fixed loading bay, and then placing them to produce a stacked Jenga tower. Additionally, it was essential for the manipulator to have a user interface in which the loading bay location and stack location could be changed”.
This design built the Jenga Tower in 3 minutes – 2 minutes faster than any other robot arm over the past couple of years.
The team have been kind enough to share their report, and it can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to the team on achieving such a great result.