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Efficient PC-based robot off-line programming system
Author(s): Christian H. Fedrowitz
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Paper Abstract

Off-line-programming intends to increase the flexibility of robot systems and thereby the degree of automation in production. At present the available commercial off-line programming systems might be grouped in very efficient, but expensive workstation based systems and in PC-based ones which often possess only restricted efficiency with regard to their numerical and graphical power. This paper presents the PC-based and thereby low-cost robot off-line programming system of the University of Siegen (Ropsus) as a very efficient alternative. This efficiency is available by using optimized algorithms to solve the inverse kinematic problem as well as the collision detection problem and by using CAD-hardware which is optimized for 3D-animation, i.e., graphical standards for presentation and manipulation of cell objects are not used. The underlying operating system is Unix System V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2247, Sensors and Control for Automation, (9 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193935
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Christian H. Fedrowitz, Univ. Siegen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2247:
Sensors and Control for Automation
Markus Becker; R. W. Daniel; Otmar Loffeld, Editor(s)

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