Handling Unpredicted Motion in Industrial Robot Workcells Using Sensor Networks
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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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.
walker, hoover, liu, industrial robots
Ian Walker, Adam W. Hoover, and Yanfei Liu (2006).
Handling Unpredicted Motion in Industrial Robot Workcells Using Sensor Networks. Industrial Robot.33 (1), 56-59. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.