Title

A Graphics Engine For Design Of 3-Dimensional Structures From Standardized Component Modules

Title - Alternative

Comput. Ind. Eng.

Keywords

ROBOT; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering, ; Industrial

Abstract

We present an interactive, menu-driven software package which allows the design of three-dimensional structures from standardized component modules. The standardized component modules used as example building blocks in the project are rectangular solids of several sizes. The system has been designed such that its output (i.e. the design database) can be used to automatically generate a robot motion program to assemble the designed structure. Presented are the system database and its internal data structure, an object placement-sequencer algorithm, a height specification and interference checking algorithm, and a balance-checking algorithm. To avoid the creation of dynamic obstacles and interference of the robot arm with these obstacles, the proper sequencing of the blocks in the design database is essential. The object placement-sequencer algorithm is responsible for proper sequencing of the blocks in the design database to avoid the aforementioned problem. The height specification and interference checking algorithm automatically generates the proper positioning of a block in the design by performing a sequential search over the accumulated design structure. The stacking feasibility of the blocks in the design is verified by the balance-checking algorithm, prior to the acceptance of the block as a permanent part of the design.

Publication Title

Computers & Industrial Engineering

Volume

19

Issue/Number

1-4

Publication Date

1-1-1990

Document Type

Article; Proceedings Paper

Language

English

First Page

117

Last Page

121

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1990EQ44400024

ISSN

0360-8352

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