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A Teaching Demonstration Set of a 5-DOF Robotic Arm Controlled by PLC

Jakkrit Kwantongon, Wuttiporn Suamuang, and Kanyuma Kamata

Abstract—Nowadays, there are various robotics courses and programs. The media in the robotics courses is vital in the classroom because it is set up in order to enable students to learn efficiently. Therefore, the goals of this study were 1) To develop a teaching demonstration of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-controlled 5-axis robotic arm, 2) To determine the efficiency of a 5-axis robotic arm controlled by PLC teaching demonstration set, 3) To explore the learners' learning achievement using the PLC-controlled 5-axis robotic arm teaching demonstration set. 4) To explore students’ satisfaction with a 5-axis robotic arm teaching demonstration set controlled by a PLC. This study based on experimental study, which included a sample group of 30 vocational students in the Diploma in Electrical Power who participated in the basic robotics course. From the evaluation of the efficiency of the built-in 5-axis PLC-controlled robotic arm teaching demonstration set. The robot arm was found that the efficiency of location and route testing was in accordance with international organization for standardization (ISO) 9283 requirements. Furthermore, students who studied with the robotic arm teaching demonstration set performed better than those who did not. The findings of the satisfaction survey found that students who learned with the 5-axis robotic arm controlled by PLC teaching demonstration set reported high satisfaction. Moreover, the developed teaching demonstration set could be used as a effective learning tool.

Index Terms—Teaching demonstration set, robot, PLC.

The authors are with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (e-mail: jakkrit.k@mail.kmutt.ac.th, wuttiporn.sua@kmutt.ac.th, kanyuma.j@mail.kmutt.ac.th).


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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
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