An Integrated Robot System Architecture

Russell H. Taylor, David D. Grossman

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This paper describes the architecture of a robot system de signed both to work in an integrated manufacturing environment and to support continuing research in programmable automation. Major system components include a controller, robot and sensor hardware, operator's pendant, and system software. A new high-level interactive language, AML, allows the user to combine manipulation, sensing, com putational, and data processing functions provided by the system. Im portant aspects of the system design objectives, major functional compo nents, and the AML language are described, and examples drawn from an actual production application are used to illustrate the interrelation ship of the topics discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-856
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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