I'm entirely new to robotics and have the following design requirement for a project I'm working on:
Given a robot capable of positioning an object in three dimensional space ( vis. a plastic extruder or syringe, etc ), allow the robot's end user to manually move that object through a path so that the robot's motor/controller will output the path taken.
I'm sure there must be motor-controller packages with such a feature, but I have no idea what keywords to search for so as to learn more about this type of hardware.
The basic idea is to allow the end user to give the robot instructions by manually moving the object through a procedure, then recording that procedure, manipulating it and playing it back.
Can anyone give me some keywords to get me started in my research?