Fusion of Orientation Data into a Robot Program using a Hand-Held Digitizer Stylus

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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Wahrburg, Jürgen; Shah, Hamza (ZESS, Universität Siegen, Siegen, Germany)

Robot offline programming and simulation software allow a possibility to swiftly define accurate robot paths directly on the CAD drawings of a work-piece. On the other hand, definition of the TCP-orientation using numerical inputs in a 2D-GUI environment for every point along the robot path may prove to be even more tedious and non-intuitive as compared to the teach-in method undertaken in normal practice. This paper describes a technique which was developed and can be utilized for the definition of TCP-orientation along the robot path using a hand-held 3D-Digitizer. At the same time, the accuracy of the robot paths defined using CAD drawings of the work-piece is maintained. This allows for a quick generation of robot-programs, as well as an intuitive modification of the existing routines.