The aim of this thesis project was to design and test a wall painting robotic solution. The thesis topic was commissioned by HAMK Tech Research Group. Modern cities come with high apartment buildings, and the structures of their rooms are almost similar. Traditionally, human workers have been working on painting those walls. As the work is repetitive and labour intensive, there is a possibility for automation. Therefore, HAMK Tech wanted to employ a collaborative robot for the wall painting operation and to analyze the test results. A cost-effective wall painting system was designed using airless paint technology available in the market. In the end, a painting test was performed inside the Robotics lab of HAMK using a Universal Robot. The programming required for the test was done offline using URSim. After the test, a new end effector was designed, which used an electrical actuator instead of a pneumatic actuator, making the system more compact. The result of the test was a smooth and consistent painting operation. This report presents documentation of the design features, calculations, test setup, and Cad models.
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