Computers, Robots, Industrial
There will be an increasing demand for robot operators, since more companies are using robots in production and material handling. In order to train these would-be operators, a 'user-friendly' robot operator training aid was developed. This aid helps the trainee learn how to program a robot using on-line programming, and the trainee also obtains valuable hands-on experience. Since this training aid is user-friendly and has safety features, it requires little or no previous experience with robots or computers and minimal supervision. With this training, the would-be operators will acquire a basic understanding of how they can apply this experience to the programming of large industrial robots. The RHINO XR-2 robot was used, including some of the peripheral equipment that can be easily interfaced with the RHINO. The system can control eight axes of motion. A controlling program was written in BASIC language for the Radio Shack Model III microcomputer. The computer's keyboard was used to simulate a teach pendant, similar to those used with many industrial robots.
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Biegel, John E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Washburn, Donald A., "A 'User-Friendly' Robot Operator Training Aid" (1984). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4695.