Title

Handling Unpredicted Motion in Industrial Robot Workcells Using Sensor Networks

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Source

Industrial Robot

Volume

33

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

56-59

DOI

10.1108/01439910610638234

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

ISBN/ISSN

0143991X

Abstract

This paper aims to show how sensor networks can be used to effectively allow industrial robots to handle unpredicted movements within their workcells. The methodology presents the concept of using sensor networks, using off-the-shelf technologies, to sense in real time movements within the workcell, and to feed this information, in real time, to the industrial robot controller, to allow adaptation of the robot to the movements. Results of numerous experiments in intercept and grasp of moving objects using a prototype of the system are reported. The study finds that the prototype system operates effectively and in a robust fashion in over 1,000 trials.

Keywords

walker, hoover, liu, industrial robots

Disciplines

Engineering

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