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Robotics Browser Tree

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239271D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-24
Document File: 8 page(s) / 903K

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ShaoJie Cheng: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Current robot programming environments including but not limited to RobotStudio provide functions to simplify the end user’s experience while creating robot applications. In this regard, we have decided to restructure the current Browser Tree which is deemed too complicated when multiple Program operations are created.This structure does not provide a simple global overview of the project being worked upon.The intended solution is comprised of multiple views separating project information into a Program view, Tool view and Geometry view. Selected items will remain selected when changing views and a drag and drop functionality will allow for easy rearranging of task order. Each menu will also allow automatic sorting (A->Z or Z->A).Advantages comes in terms of time savings foremost. For operators, it will reduce learning time and operation time, while at the same time reduce risks of making errors due to a more simplified user interface. This in turn will have positive impact for the factories and stakeholders.

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Machining Power Pac Plus Browser Tree

For Robot programming environments, create a Browser Tree structure intended to optimize user experience and enhance overview of operations

Current robot programming environments including but not limited to RobotStudio provide functions to simplify the end user's experience while creating robot applications. In this regard, we have decided to restructure the current Browser Tree which is deemed too complicated when multiple Program operations are created.

Current browser tree structure (Figure 1) gathers all program informations in multiple layers of drop down menus. This structure does not provide a simple global overview of the project being worked upon.

The intended solution is comprised of multiple views separating project information into a Program view, Tool view and Geometry view. Selected items will remain selected when changing views and a drag and drop functionality will allow for easy rearranging of task order. Each menu will also allow automatic sorting (A->Z or Z->A).

The following section will describe in detail the different features of the intended solution.

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Figure 1 Current Browser tree


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Prod. Feature 1 - Multiple View Structure


1. Program view

Station Setup will categorize operations into the intended robot station. Unassigned operations

will automtically be assigned to the Uncategorized section.

Program order as shown in figure 2. Will be clearly shown and easy to be rearranged.

Schedule and Operation Time are displayed directly next to their respective operations.

Figure 2 Example of Program View

Intended Tree Structure (4 Levels):

1. Uncategorized
1.1. Operation x

2. Robot x 2.1. Properties 2.2. Unused Items 2.3. Service Paths 2.4. Programs 2.4.1. Program x
2.4.1.1.1 Operation x

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2. Tool view

In this view, the programs will be categorized according to the tool used for the operation

Figure 3 Example of Tool View

Intended Tree structure (3 levels)

1. Default 1.1. Tool x
1.1.1. Path X

2. Robot x 2.1. Tool x
2.1.1. Operation x

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3. Geometry view

In this view, the programs will be categorized according to the parts involved in the operation.

The Drag and Drop functionality will allow users to merge 2 or more parts together if dragged over

each other

This view will give the user the option of creating paths by selecting a face, or selecting a curve

Figure 4 Example of Geometry view


3.1.1.Intended Tree structure (4 Levels)


1. Default


1.1 Wobj x


1.1.1 Path x


2. Part x


2.1 Wobj Coordinate System x


2.1.1 Face x

   2.1.1.1 O...