Accession Number : ADA127233


Title :   Robot Programming.


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Lozano-Perez,Tomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a127233.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The industrial robot's principal advantage over traditional automation is programmability. Robots can perform arbitrary sequences of pre-stored motions or of motions computed as functions of sensory input. This paper reviews requirements for and developments in robot programming systems. The key requirements for robot programming systems examined in the paper are in the areas of sensing, world modeling, motion specification, flow of control, and programming support. Existing and proposed robot programming systems fall into three broad categories: guiding systems in which the user leads a robot through the motions to be performed, robot-level programming systems in which the user writes a computer program specifying motion and sensing, and task-level programming systems in which the user writes a computer program specifying motion and sensing, and task-level programming systems in which the user specifies operations by their desired effect on objects. A representative sample of systems in each of these categories is surveyed in the paper. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , *AUTOMATA , *AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING , CONTROL , REQUIREMENTS , DETECTION , SPECIFICATIONS , STATE OF THE ART , MOTION , USER NEEDS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , GUIDANCE , FLOW


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE