The area in which a robot can perform work is called the work envelope. The T-Bot II has a work envelope that is shaped similar to one quarter of a globe.
Locate the T-Bot II’s four different axes of motion. An axis is the point at which a body or a part rotates. The
T-Bot II moves in four axes of motion:
· Axis 1 – where the swivel base connects to the platform
· Axis 2 – where the mid-arm connects to the swivel base
· Axis 3 – where the mid-arm connects to the forearm
· Axis 4 – where the end effector (grippers) connects to the forearm
Determine the range of motion of the swivel base. The formula for figuring arc length is: Arc Length = Radius x Radians. Radians = Degree Measurement x (p/180). Repeat these steps for the mid-arm, the forearm, and the grippers. Record all measurements and determine the arc length for each.