The objective of this course is to deliver the knowledge of streamlining the programming and controlling using software. Students learn about axis of movement, co-ordinate systems, registers, joggings, teach pendants, valves, compressors, end-effectors, grippers and modules.
ROBOT PROGRAMMING BY TEACHING METHODS:
A program consists of individual command steps which state either the position or function to be performed, along with other informational data such as speed, dwell or delay times, sample input device, activate output device, execute, etc. When establishing a robot program, it is necessary to establish a physical or geometrical relationship between the robot and other equipment or work to be serviced by the robot. To establish these coordinate points precisely within the robot's working envelope, it is necessary to control the robot manually and physically teach the coordinate points. To do this as well as determine other functional programming information, three different teaching or programming techniques are used: lead-through and off-line.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM:
Regardless of the configuration of a robot, movement along each axis will result in either a rotational or a translational movement.
The number of axes of movement (degrees of freedom) and their arrangement, along with their sequence of operation and structure, will permit movement of the robot to any point within its envelope.
Robots have three arm movements (up-down, in-out, side-to-side). In addition, they can have as many as three additional wrist movements on the end of the robot's arm: yaw (side to side), pitch (up and down), and rotational (clockwise and counter-clockwise).
Within the study area Robotics and Intelligent Systems, you learn to make self-learning/adaptive control systems for robots/intelligent systems. Robotics and Intelligent Systems provides a comprehensive background in both software and hardware to work with the future of robotics and adaptive systems. You are acquiring in-depth experience with software and/or hardware programming tools which are much applied in industry.