Robot Teach Mode Enhancement Through Provision of a Homogenous Interface to Plural Functions
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes improvement to the man machine interface for generating and debugging automation programs which use one or more motion control devices, such as robots, by allowing the selection of a wide variety of motion parameters and generation of motion utilizing those parameters, which may be entered and/or modified in a simple fashion from a pendant. The technique additionally allows user-defined coordinate frames and simple generation of complex motion of the devices using these coordinate frames. In such a system as described, identical keys on a teach pendant are used by an application engineer to teach a particular coordinate frame and motion within that frame.