Title :

Robot Programming, Control and Supervision at the Modern Shop-floor

Speaker :

Prof. Bjørn Solvang

Department of Industrial Engineering

Narvik University College, Norway

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Jun 17, 2011, Friday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Abstract :

Traditional industrial robot programming methodologies “Teach” and “Offline” have distinct weaknesses in many operations. “Teach” programming is time consuming when used on freeform surfaces or in areas with limited visibility /accessibility. Also, “Teach” programming solely relates to the real work-piece and there is no connection to the ideal version (CAD model) of the work–piece. Vice versa, during offline programming there is no knowledge about the real work-piece, only the ideal CAD model is used. To be able to relate to both the real- and ideal- world is especially important in e.g. robot machining operations where the difference between the real and ideal work-piece represents the material removal.

At this seminar a presentation and discussion of various robot programming methodologies targeted towards advanced application areas at the modern shop-floor is given.

Biography :

Bjørn Solvang received the B.Sc degree from Narvik University College in 1990 and the M.Sc degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1992, both in mechanical engineering. He received his Dr. Eng. degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2003. Since 1995, he has been with Narvik University College in Norway where he currently works as department leader and professor at the Industrial Engineering department. His research interest are robotics, computer integrated manufacturing and virtual reality systems. Dr. Solvang is a founding member of the Norwegian-Hungarian research laboratory “Emerging Information Technology in Manufacturing (ITM)”. Founding member of the “iSpace Laboratory Network”. He is a member of IEEE IES Computer and control systems and IFAC technical committee in robotics.

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