Wireless Bomb Disposal Robot

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Final Year Project Report

B.S. Computer Engineering, Batch 2001
Project Advisor
Miss Umm-e-Laila

Submitted by
Shamyl Bin Mansoor


Adnan Khan


Syed Irteza Hussain


Waqas Hashmi


Choudhry Yasir Azmat


Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
University Road, Karachi – 75300
January 2005

The word robot was first used by a Czechoslovakian dramatist, Karel Capek, in his 1921 play "Rossum's Universal Robots”. The Merriam - Webster Dictionary defines robot as

1. A machine that looks and acts like a human being.
2. An automatic apparatus.
3. 3. Something guided by automatic controls.
Our project is represented the most by the third definition. The robot that we have designed is guided by controls that take input from a human and perform certain actions based on these inputs.
Our project is a Robotics project. Robotics is not a pure Computer Engineering subject it is a combination of different engineering fields namely •

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Computer Engineering

These four fields combine to form the field of Mechatronics, of which Robotics is a part. The famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov introduced the term Robotics. He defined it as the science of robots. Robotics is not a very new field as generally thought of. Great research has been done in this field. The result can be seen in the form of “Asimo”. “Asimo” is a robot developed by Honda, Japan.

According to

scientists, the robots of today have the intelligence equal to that of a cockroach, which does not seem very bright. But it is being said that in the next twenty years, robots will have knowledge equal to that of a rat. This shows how much research is being done in this field.

The robot that we have made is a command and control robot. This robot takes commands from the user in the form of control signals and performs the required action. The central idea behind this robot is to provide a line of defence to a bomb disposal squad against the life threatening risk, faced by them in the event of an explosion. It provides the squad a safe distance to dispose off a bomb, which he normally has to do with his bear hands.

It would have been impossible to complete this project without the help from above. Coming back down below, we would like to thank our internal for bearing with us. After that we would like to thank Syed Hammad Ali, a friend and a colleague at Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, who was of great help during the project. His knowledge of robotics and his skills really helped us during the times when we were stuck and had nowhere to go for help. Another person we would like to mention is ‘Athar Bhai’, who is a mechanic by profession, and has been of great help in our project. He has helped us in implementing the design of the base and the robotic arm. Finally we would also like to thank our parents who have been very generous in their prayers and financially. As without their love and their financial support this project would not have been possible.

Shamyl Bin Mansoor
Group Leader

Shamyl Bin Mansoor
He is the group leader and is responsible for microcontroller programming, wireless interfacing and management of all activities of the project. He along with Yasir has also worked on the documentation process. He has worked with every other member of the group in their individual activities.

Home Phone: 5842596
E-mail:shamyl16@hotmail.com, shamylmansoor@gmail.com
Muhammad Adnan Khan
He is responsible for the design and implementation of the robotic base and arm. From the initial design to the final implementation, there were many hurdles, which were...
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