Paul Lee

There are 1.2 million small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada. They make up 97% of all Canadian businesses and generate over 50% of Canada’s revenue. However, these are the businesses that have also been hit the hardest by COVID-19 and its negative economic effects. What made these SMEs so vulnerable and impeded them from growing? One answer is that ever since the industrial revolution, industrial machinery such as robotic arms have become more widely available only to large businesses. Of the 100 random SMEs surveyed, none of them have access to industrial machinery. In my project, I aimed to remedy that by developing a new way of programming robotic arms. I did this through the use of simple trigonometry and inverse kinematics, cumulating into a device that is extremely intuitive, cost effective (96% cost reduction), while remaining accurate enough for common robot arm applications.

My Projectboard.