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This publication presents the results obtained during the Esprit project interoperability of standards for robotics in CIME (InterRob) which belongs to the subprogramme Integration in Manufacturing. The first main goal of InterRob was to close the information chain between product design, simulation, programming, and robot control by developing standardized interfaces and their software implementation for standards STEP (International Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) and IRL (Industrial Robot Language). The InterRob approach is based on standardized models for product geometry, kinematics, robotics, dynamics and control, hence on a coherent neutral information model of the process chain from design to manufacturing. The second main goal of the project was to increase the accuracy of off-line programmed robots by improving the conformance of robot simulation with the real world, and by on-line adjustments in robot control to modify actual positions and speed of the robot tool. In industrial applications it was demonstrated that complete off-line programming will significantly shorten production preparation and will increase product quality as well as productivity and return on investment for expensive installations.

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Authors: MIKOSCH F (EDITOR), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17233 EN (1997) 139pp., FS
Availability: Available from Springer Verlag, Postfach 311340, 10643 Berlin (DE) or specialized bookshops
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-61884-8
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