Design and development of end effector for changing bulb

M. M.Mohamad Khazani, Muhammad Fairuz Abdul Jalal, M. R. Isa, K. S.Mohamed Sahari

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Abstract

Replacing a light bulb is a common household task to be done regularly. Existing bulb changer products on the market, however, can be difficult for the elderly and weak people to use. In this paper, a bulb changer device is designed and developed to help ease people at home doing their household tasks. The device incorporates some of the existing ideas with significant improvement by introducing some sort of automation system. An end effector is designed and developed to be a semi-automated spring gripper. The result shows that the device can perform the essential task of changing a light bulb. The maximum reach attained by the device with extension pole attached is within the range of common ceiling heights of 3 to 4m. The maximum spread of the gripper is below 135mm, meaning that the device can fit into the bulb housing. The overall performance speed is fairly slow but acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2019
EditorsShayfull Zamree Bin Abd. Rahim, Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri Bin Abdullah
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418714
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019
Event5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2019, IConGDM 2019 - Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2129
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2019, IConGDM 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityKota Bandung, Jawa Barat
Period29/04/1930/04/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Khazani, M. M. M., Abdul Jalal, M. F., Isa, M. R., & Sahari, K. S. M. (2019). Design and development of end effector for changing bulb. In S. Z. B. A. Rahim, & M. M. A-B. B. Abdullah (Eds.), 5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2019 [020026] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2129). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5118034