John R. Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CSTM, F.ATMAE
Professor & ARET Program Coordinator
ATMAE Charles W. Keith Recipient
Department of Applied Engineering, Safety, & Technology
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
717-871-7235
john.wright@millersville.edu


 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

Wright, J. R., Jr., Gehron, D. A., Kury, N. J. & Spisak, A. C. (2018). Incorporating machine vision into an industrial robotics course [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2018 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Kansas City, Missouri.

Gehron, D. A., Kury, N. J., Spisak, A. C. & Wright, J. R., Jr. (2018). Active, real-time object tracking using Cognex machine vision and Mitsubishi industrial robots [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2018 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Kansas City, Missouri.

Wagner, K. L. & Wright, J. R., Jr. (2017). Multi-layer behavioral motion for complex robotic control with >10 DoF [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2017 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bozzelli, N. A., Wiles, M. P., Wright, J. R., Jr., Kilgore, Q. D., & Wagner, K. L. (2017). Enacting active compliant visual robotic control: setup, configuration, and applications [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2017 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cognex Mitsubishi Interface Tutorial (PDF)

Wiles, M. P., Bozzelli, N. A., Wright, J. R., Jr., Kilgore, Q. D., & Wagner, K. L. (2017). Using Cognex vision for part id and analysis: tutorials, labs, and YouTube [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2017 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wright, J. R., Jr. (2017, January). Using the venn as a road map [White Paper]. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Wright, J. R., Jr. (2015). Practical loop tuning – How to tune a PID loop! [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2015 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wright, J. R., Jr. (2015). EECT Certification Brief [Invited, EECT Membership Meeting]. 2015 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wright, J. R., Jr., Ginter, E. S., David, B. G., Kilbourne, B. J., & Wells, J. R. (2015). Custom programming for the NAO robotic humanoid [White Paper/Tutorial]. Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology. Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Wells, J. R., Kilbourne, B. J. & Wright, J. R., Jr. (2014). Advanced dynamic motion control and object tracking for humanoid robotics [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2014 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). St. Louis, Missouri.

Wright, J. R., Jr., Atharifar, H., & Atwater, M. (2014, January). A meta-analysis of the skills gap dilemma in today’s engineering professions [Blinded, Peer-Refereed White Paper]. The Association of Technology, Management, & Applied Engineering.

 

ITEC 425 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS INFO:

Syllabus

Manuals

Mitsubishi Programming Manual: Detailed explanations of functions and operations

Mitsubishi MELFA-Works Manual

Mitsubishi CR750/CR751 Controller: INSTRUCTION MANUAL Troubleshooting

RH-3FH-6FH series Robot Arm Setup & Maintenance

CR750-D-CR751-D-CR760-D Controller setup, basic operation, and maintenance

FQ,FD,SQ,SD_Mitsubishi_robot_tool_manua...asyBuilder_BFP-A8820-C_(04.14)

Future of Robotics Instruction

Thought Control of Robotic Arms Using The BrainGate System (2006)

The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought (2015)

Cheap 3D Printed Robotic Arm Controlled by the Mind (2015)

Brain Implant Allows Man to Feel Touch on Robotic Hand (2016)

Google's Atlas Robot (2016)

Google Officially Reveals Latest Robot (2017)

Current Industrial Robotics Instruction

Modern Industrial Robots Exibition in Shanghai (2016)

In-Sight Micro Vision System Video

Machine Vision Instruction

Microscan's Introduction to Machine Vision: Definitions & Applications - Part 1 Video

Microscan's Introduction to Machine Vision: Why Use Machine Vision? - Part 2 Video

Microscan's Introduction to Machine Vision: Key Parts of a Vision System - Part 3 Video

Cognex's Back to Basics: Introduction to Machine Vision Video

Cognex's Back to Basics: Introduction to Machine Vision

Cognex's White Paper: How to Choose the Right Lighting for Machine Vision Applications

Mitsubishi Electric & Cognex Alliance White Paper

F-Series-RH-RV-Brochure

Machine Vision Lab Video Tutorials & Sample Applications Videos

Cognex In-Sight Introductory Activity / Setting Up a Job & Feature Location Part 1 Video Tutorial (Michael Wiles)

Cognex In-Sight Measurement Part 2 VideoTutorial (Michael Wiles)

Cognex In-Sight Counting Part 3 Video Tutorial (Michael Wiles)

Cognex In-Sight Decoding Part 4 Video Tutorial (Michael Wiles)

Cognex In-Sight Location Part 5 Video Tutorial (Michael Wiles)

Cognex In-Sight/MELFA-Basic V Interface Lab Sample Application Video (Nicholas Bozzelli & Quentin Kilgore)

Cognex In-Sight/MELFA-Basic V Interface Sample Application Video (Nicholas Bozzelli & Quentin Kilgore)

Cognex In-Sight/MELFA-Basic V Object Recognition & Moves Sample Application Video (Nicholas Bozzelli & Quentin Kilgore)

Cognex In-Sight/MELFA-Basic V Object Tracking VideoTurorial (Dietrich Gehron, Nathan Kury & Andrew Spisak)

 

ITEC 427 PLCs:

Additional Assigned Readings

PI and PID controller tuning rules: an overview and personal perspective (Assigned Reading - goes with PID Loop Tuning Lecture - READ, READ, READ!)

Article Review Info

Article Review Form

Bonus Article Review Form

Final Project Info

Final R&D Project Scope/Directions for Fall 2018

Sample Final Project

Stack Light Info

Robot/PLC Instruction Manual

 

ITEC 467 MOBILE ROBOTICS INFO:

Lectures

Triumph of the Nerds Video (History of the PC) Part 1

Triumph of the Nerds Video (History of the PC) Part 2

Triumph of the Nerds Video (History of the PC) Part 3

Introduction to the Microcontroller Lecture

Intro to Arduino IDE, Teensy & ARM Technology Lecture

C++ Code Snippets PART I: Inputs for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture

C++ Code Snippets PART II: Outputs for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture

C++ Code Snippets PART III: Serial Com -LCD for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture

Using Flowcharts for Algorithms Lecture

R&D Project Resources

Video of a 2013 Firefighting MU Robot

Spring 2017 Firefighting Robot - Jolly Green Giant (click for video)

Fall 2017 Firefighting Robot - Champion (click for video)

ITEC 467 Firefighting R&D Project Contest Rules

Teensy Microcontrollers

Video of Spring 2017 Firefighting Robot R&D Project Development & Competition (ITEC 467, Mobile Robotics) by Andrew Miller

 

ITEC 494 TQM CLASS INFO:

Lecture Supplements

Developing Process Flowcharts & Gantt Charts Lecture

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs. Push) Video Part 1

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs Push) Video Part II

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs Push) Video Part III

Lab Instruction Examples

Pareto

Fishbone

Histogram

X-bar R

How to Assess Process Capability using Minitab 17

Sixpack Analysis of Weight (single column data) (Use n=5)

Sixpack Analysis of Pin Diameter

Sixpack Analysis of Ball Joint Stud

Using Normal Assumption for Capability Sixpack Analysis Explained

Using Between/Within for Capability Sixpack Analysis Explained

P-chart (use N=48)

Fractional Factorial (DOE) in Minitab Video

Creating a Factorial Design (DOE) in Minitab Video

Final Project Resources

Cpk Table (Six Sigma)

 

 

 

ATMAE's Organizational Identity/Scope Developed Policy by John Wright

 

 

Some Past Project Pics Below from MU (Click on them!)

 

     

My cv

My research interests include semi-autonomous and autonomous mobile robotics development and systems integration. Recently I have been working with Mitsubishi SCARA arms with integrated Full Cognex Vision Systems, Teensy 3.2 Microntrollers, and the NAO Humanoid Robot.

ATMAE

ATMAE Robotics (I Love Robots!)

EXPRESSPCB

EXPRESSPCB TUTORIAL

MU ROBOTICS LAB

NAO NEXT GEN

NAO PRICE DROP

PATTON ROBOTICS

RIXAN ASSOCIATES

RIA

UPENN GRASP Lab

AEST Promo Video by Andy Miller 5/14/18

 

Robotics Lab Upgrade 1/20/17

 

NAO Tour Guide Project Status

6/7/16

8/6/15

7/2/15

 

 

2015 ATMAE Robotics Champs!

2013 ATMAE Robotics Champs!

Click above Pics for the MU news release, and the cool YouTube video by funkhouser111!

Click here for their 46-page, 1st Place Technical Report!

 

2010 ATMAE Robotics Champs!

Click Above Pic for Video Story!