Keywords

Computers, Robots, Industrial

Abstract

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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Graduation Date

1984

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Biegel, John E.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

72 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0015915

Included in

Engineering Commons

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