Viro-Con: Efficient Deployment of Modular 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: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bayrhammer, E.; Kennel, M.; Schmucker, U. (Fraunhofer IFF, Magdeburg, Germany)
Tschakarow, R.; Parlitz, C. (Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen/Neckar, Germany)

Modular robots are widely used in fields of manufacturing and service applications. Their facilitation of optimizing a robot structure to meet an application’s requirements is their chief advantage. Standardized robot modules may be used to easily configure arms and legs of personal robots, dedicated handling systems for industrial and laboratory applications and much more. Efficient configuration necessitates engineering tools that determine the required modules and actual assembly. This paper describes the development of such a tool.