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Optimal robot placement using response surface method

Abstract

This paper is concerned with a new approach for optimal placement of a prescribed task in the workspace of a robotic manipulator. The approach is resulted by applying response surface method on concept of path translation and path rotation. A robotic optimization tool based on this approach is developed as an add-in to RobotStudio. The methodology has been carefully verified by optimizing the position of several kinds of industrial robots and paths in four showcases to attain minimum cycle time. The results indicate that an increase in productivity up to 37%, compared to the admissible location with the highest cycle time, is achieved by optimally positioning the task in the robot workspace.

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Correspondence to Behnam Kamrani.

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Kamrani, B., Berbyuk, V., Wäppling, D. et al. Optimal robot placement using response surface method. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 44, 201–210 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-008-1824-7

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Keywords

  • Robot optimal placement
  • Cycle time
  • Offline programming
  • Robot cell design
  • Response surface method
  • Optimization