Simple programming and monitoring tools had to be developed to control the NIST RoboCrane¿ to accommodate crane operators. The programmed move instructions are generated by an off-line graphic animator, and the data files are transferred through the internet. The data are of neutral text format and any robot controller with the proper interpreter can understand them. The controller operation can be monitored from a remote location, and control instructions can be issued remotely. An animation feedback interface allows for the graphic monitoring of the operation of the robot, the display of position errors, and sensor outputs. Various network tools are being tested for the real time transfer of data necessary for the last two interfaces. Again, the interface data are of neutral format.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 1997 Deneb International Simulation Conference & Technology Showcase
Conference Dates: September 29-October 3, 1997
Conference Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Conference Title: Deneb International Simulation Conference & Technology Showcase
Pub Type: Conferences
RobotCrane, Standards, graphic programming of robot controllers, remote programming of robot controllers