The concept and prototype development of a hierarchically structured knowledge-based system (KBS) for coordinated control of a welding robot and a positioning table are presented. The KBS is designed for continuous seam welding in an autonomous manufacturing environment. The structure of the KBS allows updating and installation of individual function and database modules. The KBS is designed to plan the feasible table configurations and robot trajectories as well as to coordinate the movements of the robot and positioning table. It can accommodate multiple configurations of different types of robots and positioning tables within a flexible manufacturing cell. The KBS software is written in the C language and has been tested for real-time operations within a simulated welding cell environment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1987|
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