WIT Press


Robotic Arm Graphical Representation, Motion Simulation And Execution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID950291

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

757 kb

Author(s)

M. Papamattheou, S. Manesis & A. Grammaticos

Abstract

The classical approach in programming and testing a robotic installation in a workshell is by trial and error. In industry, one has to install the robot and then test it's functionality. In addition, the insertion of movements into memory through a limited keyboard without visualization, is a tedious and time consuming task. This paper describes a method of programming, simulating, visualizing, and controlling of any manipulatory, step motor driven, robotic arm through a common personal computer (PC), thus avoiding the test-after- installation procedure. The software, was developed under Borland C++ v4.0, uses 32-bit instructions and can be run under a multitasking environment such as Microsoft's Windows v3.1 or higher

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