Design and fabrication of smart robots

Aiman Arshad, Salman Badshah, Prashant Kumar Soori

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This paper elaborates on the hardware and software realization of a unique bi-modal robot developed for vigilance applications such as; aerial and ground navigation, dual arm manipulation and surveillance. One of the fundamental objectives was to build a lightweight ground unit which when attached to the flight unit, can be lifted easily during aerial mobility. The paper also reviews a mathematical model to determine the parameters of the flight unit for achieving the required payload-to-weight ratio for a stable flight with the attached ground unit. Another significant goal was to control the robot wirelessly through a customized mobile application, making the control suitable for the layman. Besides, to ensure the safety of the robot during takeoff, landing or crash landing, a safe landing mechanism is presented in this paper. The fabricated smart robot can fly with a payload of 3.6kg and its dual arms can lift a load of 0.45kg by employing micro-controllers and an onboard mini personal computer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509053063
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2017
Event5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications - American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 6 Dec 20168 Dec 2016 (Conference programme)

Publication series

NameInternational Conferences on Electronic Systems, Devices and Applications
ISSN (Print)2159-2055


Conference5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titleICEDSA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityRas Al Khaimah
Internet address


  • Bimodal robot
  • Dual arm manipulators
  • Mobile application
  • Payload-to-weight ratio
  • Safe landing mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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