Many industries use robots because of their flexibility, speed, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness. However, robots need to be programmed to suit the environment and the different application areas. Task planning and offline programming systems have been developed to improve program quality and reduce programming time and cost. The systems combine computer modelling, complex algorithms, and simulation tools to provide a platform for interactive task specification, path planning, collision detection, and robot program development. Further, the approach does not require direct physical access to the robot or its environment. The task planning and offline programming systems can be hierarchically structured into several layers.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1996|