Agile Visual Programming of a Multi-robot Cyber-Physical System with Operator Interaction

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Abstract

This paper presents an improvement of the Visual Programming experience for a multi-robot cyber-physical system used to support an operator in the manufacturing task of assembly and disassembly of injection molds. A Digital Twin of the robotic system is used to run simulations and subsequently control the physical components involved in the work cell, including a human-machine touchscreen interface called Operator Device. Other than improving the simulation with a visual update of the assembly, we introduce the use of ServiceNetworks to simplify the reuse of groups of blocks in the Visual Programming environment. ServiceNetworks can be used to describe complex and repetitive sub-tasks of the assembly, like screwing operations. To support the programming experience, we introduce a new interface to add ServiceNetworks and specify their properties. An experimental demonstration is presented to show the usage of the introduced tools and the derived advantages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 7th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering (ICRAE)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date18. Nov 2022
Pages142-149
ISBN (Electronic)9781665489188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18. Nov 2022
Event7th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering ) - , Singapore
Duration: 18. Nov 202220. Nov 2022

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering )
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period18/11/202220/11/2022

Keywords

  • digital twin
  • human-machine interaction
  • multi-robot support system
  • visual programming

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