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Augmented reality in robot programming

Zhang, F; Lai, CY; Simic, M; Ding, S; (2020) Augmented reality in robot programming. Procedia Computer Science , 176 pp. 1221-1230. 10.1016/j.procs.2020.09.119. Green open access

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Abstract

Industrial robots have been traditionally programmed using teaching pendants, whereas offline programming methods are getting increasingly popular in recent years. Although the above two methods are widely-used in the industry, they both have certain disadvantages. For instance, the teaching pendant method requires a shutdown of the production line during the programming process, while offline programming method requires 3D CAD models of both the robot and the workpiece. In this paper, an augmented reality (AR) application which alleviates the aforementioned problems was proposed for robot programming purposes. The application is created using commercially available AR software, with the addition of our JavaScript code. The use of commercially available software allows an easier sharing and widespread adoption of the application.

Type: Article
Title: Augmented reality in robot programming
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2020.09.119
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2020.09.119
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0).
Keywords: industrial robot, augmented reality, programming, commercially-available software
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10114000
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