Team Gran Canaria: First steps

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The Mi5 Student Team Gran Canaria is on! As a result of our Robot workshop, some motivated students are continuing their work at our Lab in Las Palmas.

Mi5 Team Gran Canaria

We are currently working as an interdisciplinary team of 8 students.

Since both, the engineering and the informatics faculty, are cooperating with our project, some students are even able to have their work formaly accepted as a part of their studies.Faculty EIIC / ULPGCULPGC

PLC Electronics

First challenges were the electrical and electronical setup of our B&R delta robot, as well as the mechanical structure.


Currently the team is working on several tasks:

  • setting up a Simulation Environment using Siemens NX for CAD Design and IndustrialPhysics / Machineering for the HIL SimulationNX and Simu
  • constructing and building a case for the electronical components of the B&R Delta Robot

Lab Setup

  • Implementing an Image Processing Module for detecting coloured pieces, using MATLAB/Simulink

MATLAB Image Recognition

  • PLC & CNC Programming, OPC UA Setup and movement limits of the B&R Delta Robot



Despite the time in the university, we used the weekends for activities. Some Students of our Team and me went for a trip to ‘roque nublo’:


Also I managed to enhance my mobility and explore the island on two wheels:



Lessons learned:

  • It is close to impossible to find standard aluminium profiles on the island, but you get to know a lot of nice people while looking for them.
  • Seeing a moving robot catches every students attention, no mather if you can talk to him or not.
  • If a policeman pulls you over and asks you, if there are ‘STOP’ signs existing in germany aswell, he is not interested in german traffic culture.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Frei

    Who’s talking about work-life balance on this island I wonder…
    Nice article btw.


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