Advertisement

Industrial Robots and their Microcomputer Controls

  • M. Bertino
Chapter
Part of the International Series on Microprocessor-Based Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 1)

Abstract

The development and expansion of industrial robots is directly related to the progress reached in electronics, and particularly to the availability of powerful microprocessors and sophisticated sensory systems. Robots are characterized by their mechanical structure (type of motion, degrees of freedom), by the actuator’s type (pneumatic, hydraulic or electric motor), and by the hardware and software architec ture of the control unit. The presently most versatile structure seems to be the anthropomorphic one. The control of motion for a robot of this type has a high degree of complexity, since it is necessary to correlate the movement of the joints to obtain a rectilinear path for the end-effector. The solution of the equations of motion requests a powerful microcomputer, in terms of computation capability and instruction execution time. The control unit must, also, have considerable Input/Output real time capabilities to connect the robot with the external environment. The problems related to the man-machine interaction and to the sensory perception are not yet satisfactorily solved; the development in this field will actually bring a new generation of more powerful robots.

Keywords

Control Unit Industrial Robot Central Unit Main Panel Welding Robot 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

Paragraph 1

  1. Allan, R.: Electronic Design, April 29, 1982, pp 87–100Google Scholar
  2. Robotics at the Regie Renault ; The Industrial Robot, March 1980, pp. 13–23Google Scholar
  3. Inagaki,S .: The Industrial Robot, March 1980, pp.46–49Google Scholar
  4. Inagaki,S.: 9th I.S.I.R., pp. 679–690Google Scholar
  5. Froehlich, L.: Datamation, January 1981, pp. 85–96Google Scholar
  6. Ozaki, S .: Metalworking, September 1981, pp. 82–87Google Scholar
  7. Nonaka, H .: Metalworking, September 1981, pp. 94–99Google Scholar
  8. Nevins, J., Whitney, D.: Scientific American, February 1978 pp.62–74Google Scholar
  9. Saveriano, J.W .: Robotics Age, Summer 1980, pp. 4–17.Google Scholar

Paragraph 2

  1. Paul, R: IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cyber. 11, November 1979, pp. 702–711CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Taylor, R.H .: IBM Research Rep. RC 6657, July 1977Google Scholar
  3. Paul, R : IEEE Trans. System, Man and Cyber. 11, November 1979, pp. 702-711Google Scholar
  4. Luh, J.Y., Walker, M.W., Paul, R.P.: Journal of Dynamic Sys., June 1980, pp. 69–76Google Scholar
  5. Raibert, M.H., Horn, B.K.: The Industrial Robot, June 1978, pp.69–73Google Scholar
  6. Gruver, W.A., Canady, R.M.: Technical Report MSR 80-13, 1980Google Scholar
  7. Gruver, W.A., Sachs, E.W.: Algorithmic Methods in Optimal Control, Pitman Publ., London, 1980.Google Scholar
  8. Bertino, M., Furxchi, M.G., Gola, M.: Int.Conf. on Cyber. Society, Oct. 1980Google Scholar
  9. Hollerbach, J.M .: IEEE Trans, on Syst.Man, Cybern., 11, Nov. 1980Google Scholar
  10. Horn, B.K., Raibert, M.H.: The Industrial Robot, June 1978, pp.69–73.Google Scholar

Paragraph 3

  1. Gruver, W.A., Canady, R.M.: Technical Report MSR 80–13, 1980Google Scholar
  2. Snyder, W.E., Gruver, W.A.: Proc.of 1st.Internat.Conf. on Mini and Microcomp. in Control, San Diego, CA, Jan. 1979.Google Scholar
  3. Bertino, M., Furxchi, M.G., Gola,M.: Int.Conf. on Cyber. Society, Oct. 1980Google Scholar
  4. ASEA:IRBT Operator Manual.Google Scholar
  5. SIEMENS: SIR0B0T Operator Manual.Google Scholar

Paragraph 4

  1. Froehlich, L .: Datamation, Jan. 1981, pp.85–96Google Scholar
  2. Allan, R.: Electronic Design, April 29, 1982, pp. 87–100Google Scholar
  3. Sugarman, R.: IEEE Spectrum, Sept. 1980, pp. 53–57Google Scholar
  4. Nevins,J.L., Whitney, D.E.: The Industrial Robot, March 1980, pp.27–43Google Scholar
  5. Nonaka,H .: Metalworking, Sept. 1981, pp.94–99Google Scholar
  6. Mason, M.T.: IEEE Trans.on Sys., Man and Cyber., 6, June 1981, pp. 418–432CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Artificial Intelligence, vol. 14, 1980, pp. 79–107Google Scholar
  8. Cook, G.E .: IEEE Trans, on Ind. Applications, 17, Nov./Dec. 1981, pp. 619–625Google Scholar

Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bertino
    • 1
  1. 1.Soft Tower, TorinoTorinoItaly

Personalised recommendations