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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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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 ...
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How are industrial robotics components purchased?

For hobbyists, you go to a store to buy products. The prices for these products are all clearly listed in the store catalog, and you can easily search for parts by lowest price or read customer ...
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Which mechanical device could repeatedly present an ID tag to a card-reader

I'm trying to build a test-automation robotic arm which can repeatedly present an ID-tag (such as RFID or NFC card or fob) to a card reader. I suspect our reader fails either (a) after hundreds of ...
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Kuka KR16L-2 robot simulation base and wrist rotation inconsistent with original robot

The issue is regarding simulation of Kuka robot KR16L6-2 in MATLAB using Robotics toolkit by Peter Corke. I wish to simulate the kinematic before passing a command to real robot for motion. I have ...
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Implementing an analytic version of an inverse kinematic

People have recommended me implement an analytic version of inverse Jacobian solver, such that I won't be forced only the least square solution, but would have an local area of solution near to the ...
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KUKA robot - update coordinates

I need to develop something in order to update some coordinates in a KUKA KR C4 robot predefined program. After some research I've found some ways to do it, but all of them non free. I had several ...
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Reference request: Path accuracy algorithm in the joint angle space

I am currently reviewing a path accuracy algorithm. The measured data are points in the 7 dimensional joint space (the robot under test is a 7 axes Robot, but this is not of importance for the ...
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Fanuc Robot “Heat” control

My work has an older Fanuc robot ( Arc Mate 100-iBe RJ3iB, Fanuc AWE2 teach pendant with Powerwave 355M) and the old operator/programmer has left. I have taken over his job and cant find out how to ...
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What is the easiest and efficient way to detect human in close range distance and make the robot follow it? [closed]

I am having a thesis right now regarding a robot. My research requires the robot to be attached to linear guide rail. A robot has to detect human in a very close range (of about 2 meters distance). ...
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Linear actuators in a cartesian robots

I would like to make a Cartesian robot with maximum speed of up to $1ms^{-1}$ in x/y plane, acceleration $2ms^{-2}$ and accuracy at least 0.1mm. Expected loads: 3kg on Y axis, 4kg on X axis. Expected ...
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Two DC motors and single output?

I saw one old industrial robot(Year 1988) end effector is having 2 DC motor for roll drive. After roll drive, yaw and pitch drives are connected and it has dc motors separately. But roll drive has ...
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What is the difference between a CNC router versus a CNC mill?

People at the RepRap 3d-printing project often mention CNC routers or CNC mills. Both kinds of machines almost always have a motorized spindle with stepper motors to move the spindle in the X, Y, and ...
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Weave Weld Lincoln Electric Mig Robot

This is a simple question that I can't seem to find the answer for but when setting up the weave function how exactly does frequency (Hz) determine how fast it moves back and forth? In other words ...
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Comparing industrial robot arms [closed]

I'd like to study the capabilities of industrial robot arms. For example, to answer the question how does price vary with precision, speed, reach and strength? Is there a database of industrial robot ...
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How to implement PID control for robotic arm?

I'm wondering that, PID control is a linear control technique and the robot manipulator is a nonlinear system, so how it is possible to apply PID control, in this case. I found a paper named: PID ...
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Connecting USB Xbox Controller to National Instruments cRIO

I have a FIRST Robotics spec National Instruments cRIO. I would like to connect a USB wireless Xbox controller to it in order to control it from a distance with minimal extra hardware (which is why I ...
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How to select the parameters of the Sliding Mode Control of a Robotic Arm?

I working on sliding mode control (SMC) of a 4 DoF manipulator, I don't know how to select the discontinuity gain matrix, $ K$ , the surface constant (the diagonal gain matrix $\Lambda$ components).
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What is the best software/package to draw the robot manipulator and indicate DH parameters and different axes?

I'm wondering about good software/package to draw the robot manipulator and indicate DH parameters and different axes? Any suggestions!
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Denavit-Hartenberg convention or the product of exponentials formulation, when dealing with the manipulator kinematics?

Though, Denavit-Hartenberg notation is commonly used to describe the kinematics of robot manipulator, some researcher prefer the product of exponential instead; and even the claim that it's better. ...
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Implementing a torque-controlled method on a position-controlled robot

I am working with a position-controlled manipulator. However, I want to implement a torque-controlled method on this robot. Is there any way to convert a torque command to a position command? I try ...
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How do I get this transformation matrix?

I've just started taking a robotics course and I am having a little problem. I need to rotate the $O_i-1$ coordinate system into a position, where $X_i-1$ will be parallel with $X_i$. The ...
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12V compressor and air pressure control

I am trying to make a simple robot with few functionality for someone, one of these functionality is inflating a balloon inside the robot, I know how to control a compressor using Arduino but the ...
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The costs of using existing 6 axis kuka/abb robots and existing vision systems in picking and placing tasks

I would like to use a Kuka/abb 6 axis robot and a machine vision system to pick and place a variety of metal drill bits in size ranges from 0.5mm (ascending up 0.5mm per cylinde) to 13mm in metric and ...
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I am an entrepreneur and I want to start building robots for businesses, where do I start? [closed]

Over the last couple of years I've had good success with my technology startups and now looking to enter into robotics. I was interested in robotics and automation ever since I was a kid (yes, that ...
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Re-Calibration of an articulated industrial robot

We are planning to recalibrate ABB IRB 1410 robot and conduct series of accuracy & repeatability tests using FaroArm. My questions are i) Is there any physical identification marker on the robot ...
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How to calibrate an industrial Robot?

I am testing an industrial robot (ABB IRB 1410) using three simple Micron Dial gauges to get x,y,z values at particular point by varying Speed, Load and distance from home position. My questions are, ...
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Is there a way to determine which degrees of freedom are lost in a robot at a singularity position by looking at the jacobian?

For a 6DoF robot with all revolute joints the Jacobian is given by: $$ \mathbf{J} = \begin{bmatrix} \hat{z_0} \times (\vec{o_6}-\vec{o_0}) & \ldots & \hat{z_5} \times (\vec{o_6}-\vec{o_5})\\ \...
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What is the difference between a Robot and a Machine?

What is the difference between a Robot and a Machine? At what point does a machine begin to be called a robot? Is it at a certain level of complexity? Is it when it has software etc?. For instance: ...
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How can I simulate a changing environment with non-rigid objects?

Many robot applications (actually - the most practical and appealing ones) include the robot's reaction to (and impact on) the evironment, e.g. due to stochastic nature of the environment (e.g. when ...
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Why are the IRB 1410's servos running even when the joints are not moving?

I was jogging the ABB IRB1410 and I noticed that the servo motors are humming even when the joints are not moving. The motor cuts off only when the guard switch in the flex pendant is released. What ...
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Why are industrial machines called robots?

The definition of a robot is as follow: "A robotic paradigm can be described by the relationship between the three primitives of robotics: Sense, Plan, and Act." An example could be the famous "Kuka ...
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How to make an “invisible line following robot”?

I would like to build a robot which follows a virtual path (Not a visible path like a 'black line on a white surface', etc). I'm just enthusiastic by seeing some sci-fi videos which show robots carry ...
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How do I select the best configuration for a known workspace, load and task?

Given workspace constraints, load and task to be done, how do I select the best configuration of my robot? How do I select between a cartesian or Scara robot for instance? How do I select a ...
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restricting range of motion with complex constraints

I am looking for a way to restrict a robot's range of motion, using complex constraints such as not tearing of a cable attached to the robot. Take an articulated 6-axis robot arm as shown below, with ...
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With a 6-axis robot, given end-effector position and range of orientations, how to find optimal joint values

Given a six-axis articulated robot arm holding a tool at its end-effector, if I have a desired tool position and tool orientation, there will be exactly 1 solution to the inverse kinematics equation ...
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Technology behind Kiva Systems mobile robots

What kind of sensors and algorithms are the mobile robots of Kiva Systems equipped with?

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