Robot Programming

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.
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