This module provides an introduction to robot software, programming languages and various programming techniques associated with industrial robots. On-line and off-line programming, teach pendants and automatic programming are presented using a combination of theoretical and laboratory exercises utilizing robotics simulation software. In addition, this module also introduces the student to web-based programming and open architecture programming and provides coverage of some of the major robot programming languages and techniques.
- Explain the purpose of a layered system for robot programming.
- Name the two major categories of robot programming.
- List five criteria for standardized programming languages.
- Define software architecture.
- Differentiate between manual and automatic programming.
- Name three types of non-proprietary robot languages.
- Identify five types of motion instructions.
- Describe the most popular type of robot programming language.
- Explain how program touch-up is used when programming.
- List two types of simulation used in industry.
- Compare keyframing and skeletal animation in 3D modeling.
- Discuss the benefits of open-architecture programming.
- Name four characteristics of DSSP in Microsoft Robotics Studio.