Experiments with a Virtual Lab for Industrial Robots Programming

Paulo Abreu, Manuel Romano Barbosa, António Mendes Lopes

Abstract


This paper presents the use of a virtual lab for teaching industrial robots programming to university students. The virtual lab, that replicates the existing physical lab, is built using an industrial simulation software package, RobotStudio™. The capabilities of this tool are explored in order to complement the introduction of theoretical concepts with practical programming experience. In addition to illustrate the use of different coordinate systems in a robotic cell, a description of the tool center point calibration and examples of evaluating different moving strategies to cover a plane surface, are also presented.

Keywords


Robot programming; Robotics; Student experiments; Virtual labs.

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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