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Modelling Robot Manipulators in a CAD Environment Using B-Splines

Johnson, Colin G. and Marsh, Duncan (1996) Modelling Robot Manipulators in a CAD Environment Using B-Splines. In: Bourbakis, Nikolaos G., ed. Proceedings IEEE International Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems. IEEE, pp. 194-201. ISBN 0-8186-7728-7. (doi:10.1109/IJSIS.1996.565069) (KAR id:21324)


A major aim of robotics research is the provision of systems which simplify the programming of robots, enabling experienced designers and engineers to implement robotic devices as part of a larger systems without the need to become expert programmers. Also in the quest for a flexible industrial production system is it desirable to be able to reprogram robots offline, so that they can be doing one task whilst being prepared for another. This paper describes the mathematical and computational background to a system which enables the development and testing of robot programs in a CAD environment in a way that is simple to use and compatible with existing methods used in CAD systems.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/IJSIS.1996.565069
Uncontrolled keywords: Robotics; Robot Manipulators; Computer-Aided Design; Curves and Surfaces; NURBS
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Funders: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 20:43 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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