Designing and Testing a Mini Robot for Tracking a Welding Technological Path

Stelică Timofte, Lenuța Cîndea *

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Engineering
Traian Vuia Square, No. 1-4, 320085, Reșița, Romania
* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Robotica & Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 17-21

Abstract: In the welding processes of large dimension subassemblies, an advanced mechanism is necessary in order the welding stitch not be interrupted during the change of the operator’s position. A tracking model has been designed and tested, for a simple welding path using a mini robot, which can be controlled via mobile phone.

Keywords: robot, Arduino, path, testing, validation.

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