ROBOSIM: A Simulation Package for Robots

by J. Springfield, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
G. E. Cook, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
K. Andersen, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
K. R. Fernandez, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


ROBOSIM was developed first in a VAX environment. Using PC's with a terminal program capable of emulating a TEKTRONIX 4014, students can create robots, see them graphically, and write control routines for them. ROBOSIM has been used as part of a course on robot manipulators. This package has been used to model many different commercial robots. Uses include simulation of a down-hand welding algorithm, a two-armed workcell, and even a robot positioner to be used in surgery. The system has also been implemented on an HP-9000 workstation equipped with an SRX graphics accelerator. The user interface of the system now contains a menu- and icon-based facility, as well as the original ROBOSIM language.

Subject Headings: Robotics | Computer software | Students | Welding | Algorithms | Industries | Graphic methods | Computer aided operations

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