Definition and Initial Case-Based Evaluation of Hardware-Independent Robot Skills for Industrial Robotic Co-Workers

Conference: ISR/Robotik 2014 - 45th International Symposium on Robotics; 8th German Conference on Robotics
06/02/2014 - 06/03/2014 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR / Robotik 2014

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Andersen, Rasmus Hasle; Solund, Thomas (Danish Technological Institute, Robot Technology, Denmark)
Hallam, John (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

We propose a hierarchical action framework which facilitates easy and intuitive robot instruction, allowing non-experts to instruct and use industrial robots. The framework is based on flexible, generic and hardware-independent robot Skills, which are executed through the use of a Robot Virtual Machine. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach through case studies of real industrial tasks which are not automated today, due to the high cost of reconfiguration.