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An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on two or more axes

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Is there any fault in my kinematic diagram?

I was doing forward kinematic test on a 6 D.O.F anthropomorphic robotic manipulator. So I modeled my kinematic diagram by D-H notation. But I am confused. Because I have simplified some terms here. I ...
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What robotic skills can I develop when working as a robot operator? [closed]

I find myself very interested to work in the field of robotics though my background is not robotics, I had a degree in Physics, master 1 in Hydrodynamics and this year I have studied just one semester ...
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CMA Net - How to export all statistics ? (In Excel/XLS)

On the lower-right of the screen, there is an "Archive" button, from which I go to the dialog box/window where there are Delete, Delete all, Export and Load options, but there is no "Export All" ... ...
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Number of inverse kinematics closed form solutions for ABB IRB 140

I've read that 6 dof manipulators give eight closed form solutions, according to a paper. What is the number of iK solutions for the ABB IRB 140? (last three axes intersect but there is a offset ...
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How can I specify parameter '~moveit_controller_manager'?

I followed this tutorial: Basic ROS MoveIt! and Gazebo Integration but when I launch moveit launch file from tutorial, I have error which says that I did not specify parameter '~...
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Calculate the inertia matrix of complex robotic mechanism

Motor, irregular rigid body of Different materials Forming a single robotic. For example, Industrial robot, every geometric shape of the link is very complex. But we can find inertia matrix form CAD ...
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Position vs Image based visual servoing?

Can anyone explain Image based visual servoing for robotic arm through example? I can understand Position based based visual servoing like this, .... there is an object and estimating it 6D Pose ...
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MotoSim EG-VRC- Missing Robot series (SDA) in the controllers FS100 and DX100

When I try to create/ initialize the Controller, for the two armed SDA10F robot with either a FS100 or a DX100 controller, I am unable to find the robots from the SDA series when I try to set up the ...
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vision guided robotic arm always required 6d pose of object? [closed]

I have an object like attached in image. It is hanging vertical (its position may change but static object) and I want to grasp it using 6DOF Robotic arm. I am Using camera to detect object. I am ...
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Gravity compensation

I am just getting curious about this gravity compensation technique. If we could compensate the force generated by the gravity (by feeding in the exact amount of force into the opposite direction), ...
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How to change endian for multi-byte I/O outputs?

When using the Yaskawa Smart Pendant SDK API (Java client), it is possible to set multi-byte I/O values via: ...
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Project suggestions

Thank you for any input in advance! Also I am not totally sure this is the right place for this question. If not then I apologize but couldn't think of a better place to post it. I am working on a ...
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URScript - how to get the actual TCP pose in tool space coordinate system?

I am writing a simple script for universal robots UR10 robotic arm. I am trying to find a way to to see if the tool current position is outside of a 3D bounding box. the 3D bounding box is defined ...
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CNC stepper motors are loud and slow after decreasing the steps/mm from 250 to 5

I'm making a drawing robot and have hooked up my steppers to each axis. I'm using the grbl shield with arduino and nema 17 steppers. Initially the firmware was set at 250 steps/mm but with my setup ...
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Controlling the robot with joystick values [closed]

I struggling days with this problem : I have joystick values 0~FF for each axis. So the higher this value, the faster the axis moves. I am trying to find a way to control a robot with these values. ...
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EGM setup. Not possible to open the UdpUc device

I am trying to set up EGM (Externally Guided Motion from ABB) for Position Guidance using C#. But when the code reaches EGMSetupUC it will always give the error: 41824: Not possible to open the ...
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Challenges involved in designing an Industrial Robotic Arm [closed]

I was wondering if any robotics engineers around would kindly, provide suggestions on the following: I was recently hired by a company that wants to implement a robotic solution in manufacturing ...
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Finding Joint speeds for each joint of a 6DOF arm (UR10) using the Inverse Jacobian

Background: I have access to a UR-10, 6DOF robotic arm through my school (I'm very new to robotics). I know the desired set of linear speeds that I want in the x,y, z-direction in terms of the end ...
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Creating linear end effector motion using joint speeds: Converting tool speed to joint speeds

Background Information: I'm new to robotics and my school currently has access to a 6DOF Universal Robot (UR-10). I'm programming it using its scripting language URscript and the arm has these two ...
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Solving Inverse Kinematics for ABB IRB 120

I am working on an ABB IRB120 simulation using MATLAB Simulink. I use the decoupling method to solve the inverse kinematic of the robot. However, I have some questions related to the computation of ...
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controlling industrial servo with pc

these days I'm learning Orocos patched with xenomai. Although I have found the ways to create a hard real-time control software, I didn't find any information on how I should use this to control the ...
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6DOF serial robot (PUMA robot) dynamic model equations

I'm trying to find the most simplified (though accurate) calculations for the dynamic model of a standard 6DOF serial robot (PUMA robot). I found this great paper: https://www-cs.stanford.edu/group/...
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how do i select light-weight 6dof robot?

I plan to do some scientific research, after modeling and path planning for the robot, The algorithm outputs the Joint control torque(or Joint variable), and then i want to input this result to the ...
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How do I model a simple robot arm as a plant?

How do I model a simple robot arm as a plant?. I know how to model motors but, I think, controlling individual motors may not be enough; and in order to control the the arm as a plant I need to model ...
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Robot Calibration using DH parameters

I'm new in robotics. My problem is the next one: I have a 6DOF robot manipulator and because the implementation was for real-time application my calculation time had to be really fast so that I used ...
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Industrial Controllers - Why not adaptive control and robust control

This is a question I have thinked about under a very long time. What are industrial controllers? From research I found that PID is the most used in the industry. PID controllers are included in ...
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How do robotics companies track faults in production systems?

Are there any specific tools or practices which robotics companies use in order to keep track of errors in: Sensors/Actuators malfunctioning or returning unexpected results Programming errors or ...
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Any open source simulation software which is able to simulate robots and their movements?

I am searching for an open source simulation software which is able to simulate robots and their movements in a factory. I would like to send control signals and receive sensor data back. This ...
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What parameters can be/should be looked on while deciding to work with a microcontroller in a bot

I understand that choosing a microcontroller is all based on the needs and that there is no perfect Mcu.presently I have to select an MCU for a robot my team is building for the 2018 Abu robotics ...
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Hand eye calibration wrong result

I am trying to do hand eye calibration between the robotic arm end effector and Kinect V1. I am using handeye_calib_camodocal repository for calibration and trying to find $X$ by solving the equation: ...
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Extended Kalman Filter in robotics - Worth it?

I wonder if Extended Kalman Filter(EKF) is used in robotics, or is only Kalman Filter(KF) used in robotics. Kalman Filter is included in Linear Quadratic Gaussian(LQG) controllers. But how would EKF ...
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Type of power connector on the new Kawasaki controller

The current Kawasaki robot controllers are equipped with a power connector different than the one on prior controllers (see pictures below). I need to order this type of plug and can not find out the ...
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Tool calibration- orientation

I'm currently working on calibration of robot tool. I have found some simple methods to get the tool centre point. But I'm sure how to get the tool orientation wrt the robot's tip (the point where the ...
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Cheap light fast industrial robot?

Why are there no simple industrial robots (mainly for simpler tasks like pick and place) that are: Cheap (<=3000$), Lightweight (<=10kg), Fast (600mm/s at end effector), Most of the robots I ...
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How to update the cartesian target when the robotic arm has a communication delay?

My robot system uses a 3D mouse to teleoperate the robotic arm's TCP. The robot returns its TCP's position every 10-20 milliseconds to the remote PC. The remote PC returns the new destination based on ...
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Use of universal humanoid robots for lean and agile manufacturing and services? [closed]

How robot industry perceives the idea about the use of universal humanoid robots for the agile, rapidly reconfigurable manufacturing and services? Are there examples of such use? E.g. are there ...
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What happens from code to robotic action?

Starting in the code and through the hardware, what is the "path" that explains the robotic movement. Are there electrical signals involved? How they are initiated and formed and/or interpreted then ...
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Testing and Lifespan of Industrial Robots?

How does one go about testing the robot once it is built? How does one predict the number of hours it can operate? I see most of the industrial robots for instance robotic arms have warranty of 12-18 ...
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Are there any comprehensive video courses or lecture notes on Industrial robotics?

I am really new to the topic. There doesn't seem to be lot of overlap between Industrial robotics and Hobby robotics (atleast in certain areas like control etc).Please correct me if i am wrong. I ...
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Programming Forward and Inverse Kinematics of PUMA 560?

I am currently coding a Forward and Inverse Kinematics solver for a PUMA 560 robot. For the Inverse Kinematics part I am using the closed for solution given in this paper. But my issue is, my solution ...
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Definition of payload for industrial robots

I'm currently looking for an industrial robot for a depalletizing application. I had a look at some datasheets but I'm not quite sure how the maximum payload is defined. e.g. the Kuka Agilus weighs ...
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On-site waste-sorting robot feasibility and availability [closed]

I am thinking about a project at my university for doing on-site waste sorting. The problem with having one waste bin for recyclables, compost and landfill and doing the sorting at a facility, is that ...
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Do you have to stop a programmable logic controller to update its logic?

Must the operation of a PLC (programmable logic controller) be halted while its logic is being changed or can new logic be downloaded to it during runtime, without memory loss, giving a seamless ...
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How to dimension a 3 DOF robot arm with RRR configuration?

How can the maximum length and mass of the linkages of a RRR type robt arm be calculated, if the motor's mechanical characteristics are given?
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Kuka KR-C4 Documentation [closed]

Is there an official documentation from Kuka that explains at a beginner level how to start programming Kuka Robots equipped with KR-C4 controllers?
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Is there any robot stability control equation that describes the relation between velocity of the robot and its orientation?

Let’s assume at time t a moving robot (e.g. PIONEER 3-DX) changes it’s steering angle by $25^{\circ}$. Obviously, in order to maintain stability and avoid overturning, the robot must reduce its ...
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How are huge industrial robots powered?

Take a look at this monster lifting a car. Now I don't think one can get that power by plugging into a wall outlet. So how are these huge robots (their servos) powered? Gasoline? How is power stored, ...
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How to construct rotary turn table (S/J1 axis) from ball bearing? [closed]

For my robotics arm project I have recently come across the following ball bearing at low discount price which I think could make a great rotary table for my arm. However it does not seem to have any ...
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Need a pushing mechanism

I'm new to robotics (and maybe it's not even robotics), and want to build a "pushing mechanism" to automatically push a "pop up stick" up from my kitchen bench (see product here: http://www.evoline.no/...
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Sensors in Collaborative Robots

I'm currently doing some research on collaborative robotics. One area of interest is the type of sensor(s) used in these kind of machines. I had a look at some robots by FANUC and Universal Robots ...