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For the second half of our Senior Projects course at VTC, we came up with a problem. We wanted to give people on the World Wide Web the ability to draw or paint on a real-life canvas.

The solution: The Staubli Unimation Puma Enhancement Retrofit (or S.U.P.E.R. for short). We are using a Staubli Puma 562 robot arm and interfacing it using a number of software pieces written in C++, Perl, and VAL II. The idea is for a user to be able to use a custom "client" application (downloadable) to manipulate the arm and create artwork on said canvas. The user will be able to view their art real time on a "Virtual" canvas on the application, and the real-world canvas on a "Web-Cam" or "Live-Cam".

Check it out!


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Last Revised: Sunday, March 7, 1999