SuperHERO is an on-going research project in Computer Engineering Technology department which involves upgrading Heathkit Education Robot (HERO) hardware circuits and features by using modern hardware devices and sensors. The current phase of the project will focus on upgrading the motor drive system hardware as well as implementation and testing of features such as mobile robot obstacle detection and other assistive technologies to help people with disabilities. This involves the reattachment of the robot arm after repairing and updating with 3D printing and using modern hardware and software technology. We observed that the robotic arm has rotary and translation movements after testing with a sample code. Also, the arm gripper has a rotary movement with an open and close function. This part of the experiment will help people with limited arm movements, so the robot arm can help to reach and grab objects.
Li, Joycephine, "Hardware Implementation of Assistive Technology Robot" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.