Material handling system is an integrated system, which involves many activities such as moving, handling, storing and controlling of materials by means of manual or power actuated machinery. Due to the high resource consuming of material handling system and handling of hazardous materials, different types of robots used to handle the materials in chemical industries. The project deals with the design and fabrication of robot for material handling applications. Three degrees of freedom robot was designed in this project. The robot arms are equipped with pneumatic actuators to perform arm movements and a pneumatically operated vice with IR sensor. The pneumatic actuators are interfaced with a unit that consists of PIC microcontroller to control the actuator. Testing and validation of the robot arm was carried out and the robot works properly.