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Off-line Programming and simulation for automatic robot control software generation

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3 Author(s)
M. Bruccoleri ; Assistant Professor, Manufacturing Engineering, University of Palermo, 90128 ITALY. phone: +39 091 6657036; fax: +39 091 6657039; e-mail: ; C. D'Onofrio ; U. La Commare

In this paper an off-line programming approach for welding robots is presented. The approach is based on the integration of a software tool for robot simulation and an user-friendly interface for automatic generation of the control program. The user can graphically arrange the components in a robotic work-cell and simulate the movements and operations of robotic arms before converting motions and operating sequences in controller-specific tasks. This methodology guarantees high level of flexibility of the robotic system when high variety of work-pieces needs to be welded. The approach has been implemented and tested in a real welding work-cell.

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2007 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  (Volume:1 )

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23-27 June 2007