Accession Number:

ADA200960

Title:

Human-Machine Interfaces in Industrial Robotics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ESSEX CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

This report surveys human-machine interfaces in industrial robotics. Its aim is to create a data base concerning design practices in equipment and software pertaining to human factors engineering, with a summary of programming features and a taxonomy of programming tasks. It results from a study of ten robot manufacturers eight American, one Swedish, one Japanese, plus a more limited review of another Japanese manufacturer. The equipment surveyed falls into three categories teach pendants, cathode-ray tube CRTkeyboard terminals, and controller panels the software consists primarily of the languages and procedures for programming robots on the factory floor as well as in applications programming off-line. The first section reviews aspects relating to programming design from a human factors viewpoint. The second part outlines the component tasks in programming a robot and the uses of these taxonomic descriptions. The Appendix describes in detail the designs in these hardware and software categories for each robot manufacturer and contains illustrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE