Knowledge Representation and Integration of Robot Assembly Applications

  • S. Schneider
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 53)


The knowledge representation and the design of data models are influenced by the various applications which are operating on these representation schemes. For the activities of design, planning, programming and simulation the same robot objects are referenced but different knowledge representations are used.

The requirements of automatic assembly planning, graphic supported offline programming, computer aided design and sensor integration for the representation of knowledge will be discussed in this paper. The results of this work will support the integration of complex systems like the KAMRO (Karlsruhe Autonomous Mobile Robot) into a CIM environment. The relevant objects of this research area are robots, parts, cell layouts, control programs etc. which are represented on various layers of abstraction with different data representations. This different data representations result from the special needs of the invidual activities. The merging of all separate activities into an integrated production systems working on common knowledge bases is necessary. For this purpose different knowledge representations like neutral CAD formats, various databases and Al tools have to be integrated. An object oriented representation of the most important objects is proposed as an approach to an integrated production system, because a homogen representation of all the specific knowledge lead to a inefficient data management effort. The management of the large data objects should be done by conventional means like databases or file management systems.


Knowledge Representation Assembly Planning Precedence Graph Cell Layout Assembly Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Schneider
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  1. 1.Institut für Prozeßrechentechnik und Robotik (IPR)University of KarlsruheGermany

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