Optimal robot placement using response surface method
Source: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 44, Numbers 1-2, September 2009 , pp. 201-210(10)
Abstract:This paper is concerned with a new approach for optimal placement of a prescribed task in the workspace of a robotic manipulator. The approach is resulted by applying response surface method on concept of path translation and path rotation. A robotic optimization tool based on this approach is developed as an add-in to RobotStudio. The methodology has been carefully verified by optimizing the position of several kinds of industrial robots and paths in four showcases to attain minimum cycle time. The results indicate that an increase in productivity up to 37%, compared to the admissible location with the highest cycle time, is achieved by optimally positioning the task in the robot workspace.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: MSC.Software Sweden AB, Hängpilsgatan 6, 42677, Gothenburg, Sweden, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Chalmers University of Technology, 41296, Gothenburg, Sweden 3: ABB Robotics, Hydrovägen 10, 72168, Västerås, Sweden 4: RWTH Aachen University, Nütheimer Str. 160, 52076, Aachen, Germany 5: ABB Corporate Research, Forskargränd 8, 72178, Västerås, Sweden
Publication date: September 2009