Abstract

According to Alan L. Porter and Frederick A. Rossini (1987), 50,000 robots are expected to be installed by year 2000. This increasing number of robots to be used in industry has lead to the need for skilled robot operators and programmers. However, to train this specific class of personnel using an industrial robot as a training tool can be expensive and dangerous due to the possibility of robot accidents. Therefore, in order to provide a safe, inexpensive, and effective training tool, the use of the Mini-Mover-5 educational robot is proposed. The MiniMover-5 has only a primitive programming capability. A use-friendly software package could accelerate the learning process. The developed software provides an improved programming approach, over the original MiniMover-5 programming method. It does this by incorporating English motion command structure, path control and off-line programming capability.

Graduation Date

1987

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Biegel, John E.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

94 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020585

Included in

Engineering Commons

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