Layout planning and simulation for application of robots
Abstract:In the case where robots are introduced into a production line, if the operation scenario of the robots is known beforehand in the planning stage, it is possible to save time from robot introduction to production line start-up. This brings great profit both to the user and manufactures. However, the operation scenario is not known beforehand, since at present much of the pre-examination depends on human effort on a practical level. This paper, then, gives an outline of an actual engineering technique application with the aid of computer technology. For example, 'ROSET' is a CAD system for robots application engineering developed by KHI. This system is useful for the layout planning of robots, the precheck of the operation motion and the generation of the teaching data, when it is planned to introduce robots into a production line. This paper gives a concept concerning to the planning and the simulation for application of the robots.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Robot Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., 1-1 Kawasaki-cho, Akashi 673, Japan
Publication date: January 1, 1987