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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Jakkrit Kwantongon, Wuttiporn Suamuang, and Kanyuma Kamata, "A Teaching Demonstration Set of a 5-DOF Robotic Arm Controlled by PLC," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1458-1462, 2022.
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