Related Robotic Motion Adjustments Using a Robotic Teach Pendant
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Complex assembly tasks performed by robots are generated based on groups of motions. When an adjustment needs to be made to an assembly task, it typically requires adjusting several motions. Adjusting every related motion directly can be a time-consuming process. An arrangement is described to drastically shorten the time necessary to make assembly task adjustments. A menu-driven program for teaching robots by example allows for quick development and maintenance of complex assembly tasks. The primary feature for quickly making minor modifications to, and for correcting, applications once on line, is referred to as TOUCH UP. TOUCH UP allows the application to be executed in play or single-step mode, while simultaneously allowing the application engineer to visually inspect the subsequent motion.