Ethernet-based communication framework for sensor integration on industrial robots

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This paper presents a communication framework for integrating sensors in a robotic laser welding system. The framework was originally developed for the application of sensor-guided robotic laser welding, but the principles are generic, making it useful in other application areas as well. To use the sensor measurements during the robot motion, a synchronisation mechanism is presented for an image-based seam-tracking sensor that is integrated with an industrial 6-axis robot. The communication layer uses Ethernet TCP/IP communication and the synchronisation mechanism uses Ethernet UDP communication. Experimental validation is performed on industrial equipment to determine the accuracy of the proposed synchronisation mechanism.
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Title of host publicationRoboComm '07: proceedings of the 1st international conference on Robot communication and coordination
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9789639799080
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event1st International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Oct 200717 Oct 2007

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Conference1st International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination
OtherOctober 15 - 17, 2007


  • IR-61489

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