This paper presents a new industrial robot control system integrated with real-time image processing based on a Windows PC. This enables both machine vision and robot control tasks to be carried out on a single general-purpose computer rather than using two separate systems to perform different tasks. To accomplish this, a three-layer software structure is developed along with a series of standard peripheral devices in the hardware layout. Real-time performance of the system is tested and we demonstrate the system on a DELTA parallel manipulator. Experimental results show that the manipulator can pick up 120 objects on a moving conveyor per minute. This work demonstrates the feasibility of integrating real-time machine vision tasks with robot control tasks without dedicated hardware.
|Title of host publication||2018 WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of a meeting held 16 August 2018, Beijing, China.|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Dec 2018|
Liu, Y., Hu, T., Ni, H., Zhang, C., Lin, B., & Judd, E. (2018). Design of a PC-based Open Industrial Robot Control System Integrated with Real-Time Machine Vision. In 2018 WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA): Proceedings of a meeting held 16 August 2018, Beijing, China. (Vol. 1, pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/WRC-SARA.2018.8584214