Modern Machinery (MM) Science Journal, October 2011

SIMULATION TOOLS FOR THE DELTA ROBOT USING AUGMENTED REALITY

Zdenek Tuma, Tomas Novotny, Radek Knoflicek
Keywords: parallel kinematics | Delta robotics | Augmented Reality

The paper focuses on simulation tools for parallel kinematics using Augmented Reality. AR is used in the design of new equipment for reasons of clarity in testing the physical model of parallel kinematics (linking real and virtual scene model). The article describes the process of the model creation and its further processing. The article focuses on other possible solutions which could be beneficia (…)

Group algebra for robotic applications by means of operator overloading

Alessandro Tasora
Keywords: robotics | coordinates | algebra | Kinematics

Operator overloading is a powerful feature of modern object-oriented programming languages; it can be used to customize the default algebraic operators to a point where the programming syntax can accommodate new algebras acting on complex objects. The present work introduces a custom T (T, ) algebra which can be used to express kinematic transformations in chains of frames that move in threedimens (…)

FAST RANGE IMAGE SEGMENTATION FOR A DOMESTIC SERVICE ROBOT

Peter Einramhof, Robert Schwarz, Markus Vincze
Keywords: Service Robotics | Real-Time | Segmentation | Range Image

In this paper we present a fast approach to range image segmentation. The segmentation results are intended to serve as input to the perception system of a domestic service robot. In the first step “ghost points” at depth discontinuities are identified. This is followed by extracting step and roof edges. Planar patches are detected with a focus on horizontal and vertical planar structures. Finally, (…)

Industrial Robots used in Forges Applications

Liviu Ciupitu, Ivanescu Andrei Nick, Sorin Brotac
Keywords: Optimum Position | Forge | Industrial Robot

Industrial robots are used especially in sectors where the human body is in danger or is working in extreme conditions. One of these sectors is the forges sector where the manipulating objects are hot, and the vibrations and noise are big. The problem of manipulation the hot parts implies the choosing of the right gripper mechanism in order to obtain the best cooling of it and of the robot itself. (…)