Recent Progress on Programming Methods for Industrial Robots
Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany
Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010
Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Pan, Zengxi; Polden, Joseph; Larkin, Nathan; Duin, Stephen Van; Norrish, John (Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2530, Australia)
Although an automated flexible production cell is an intriguing prospect for small to median enterprises (SMEs) in current global market conditions, the complexity of programming remains one of the major hurdles preventing automation using industrial robots for SMEs. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the recent research progresses on the programming methods for industrial robots, including online programming, offline programming (OLP), and programming using Augmented Reality (AR). With the development of more powerful 3D CAD/PLM software, computer vision, sensor technology, etc, new programming methods suitable for SMEs are expected to grow in years to come.