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An Integrated Software Package for Advanced Industrial Robot Applications

  • C. Liang
  • H. Yan
  • R. Li
  • I. -M. Chen
  • M. H. AngJr.
  • Z. Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 37)

Abstract

This paper introduces an integrated robot software package for advanced industrial robot applications with the aims to make industrial robots easy-to-operation, easy-to-programming, much more flexible with advanced capabilities. This software package is developed based on ROS (Robot Operation System) middleware and ROS-Industrial open source packages by integrating different function modules. The module design implementation of a graphic user interface, visual programming, intermediate robot language and simulation environment are presented. Utility and flexibility of the software package are evaluated through two experiment demos: automated robot bin-picking and automated robot 3d object taping, which has a potential to be used for a wide of robot applications.

Keywords

Industrial robot Robot software development Robot bin-picking Robot taping 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been partially supported by the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) under SERC industrial robotics research program Project No. 1225100008.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Liang
    • 1
  • H. Yan
    • 2
  • R. Li
    • 3
  • I. -M. Chen
    • 1
  • M. H. AngJr.
    • 2
  • Z. Huang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Institute for Infocomm ResearchAgency for Science Technology and ResearchSingaporeSingapore

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