Hello and welcome! This site is to explain and document the work done by Andrew Schoer and Joshua Remba for ESE 497 undergraduate research class at Washington University in St. Louis. The original goal of our project was simple--get the robotic arm to pick up an object without being told where it is or how to do so. Using an Xbox Kinect and Fanuc LR Mate 200ic industrial robotic arm, we had the proper tools to go about completing our task. The original goal had to be modified because of difficulty level and time constraints, but the work that we have completed is the first step towards the dynamic flexibility that we originally had planned on. Read about what we accomplished in the project tab and about the possibilities of future projects in the future tab.