Robot arm without using robot language and its application to machining process

Fusaomi Nagata, Kosuke Nakamura, Akimasa Otsuka, Keigo Watanabe

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Abstract

A cast metal is generally produced by using a sand mold. A foamed polystyrene mold is used as the master mold for making the corresponding sand mold. Recently, the development of a flexible machining robot for foamed polystyrene materials is expected in the cast metal industries because of the high cost and inefficiency of conventional large-sized CNC machine tools. In this paper, a machining robot based on an industrial robot is proposed for foamed polystyrene materials. A compact and light weight tool is developed and attached to the arm tip. Also, the robot has a novel robotic CAM system from the view point of teachingless operation. The proposed CAM system performs the basic function which enables the robot arm to follow not only numerical control data (NC data) but also cutter location data (CL data) consisting of position and normal direction vectors. The developed robotic CAM system provides a simple interface without using any robot languages between a well-known CAD/CAM system and the robot arm RV1A. The basic design of the machining robot using the robotic CAM system is presented for foamed polystyrene materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages97-101
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467360531
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics, IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: Dec 3 2013Dec 4 2013

Publication series

NameProceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013: IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics, IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period12/3/1312/4/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Nagata, F., Nakamura, K., Otsuka, A., & Watanabe, K. (2013). Robot arm without using robot language and its application to machining process. In Proceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013: IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics (pp. 97-101). [6865789] (Proceeding - IEEE CYBERNETICSCOM 2013: IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberneticsCom.2013.6865789