Development of a 3D AR-Based Interface for Industrial Robot Manipulators

Yu Hsuan Su, Chun Yung Chen, Shu Ling Cheng, Chun Hsu Ko, Kuu-Young Young

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Abstract

Along with the progress in automation and Industry 4.0, the use of industrial robots becomes much more popular. Meanwhile, the conventional manipulative devices, such as teaching pendant and joystick, are not intuitive enough and very time-consuming for task teaching. In facing more complicated tasks these days, it then induces high cost and demands experts with proper training. This paper thus aims to develop an intuitive manipulatory interface for assistance in simplifying the teaching process. We propose a wireless 3D manipulation system based on augmented reality (AR) with the tablet PC as the platform. The system allows the user to govern the movement of the real robot in a 3D space via a virtual one generated through the AR. We also develop several intelligent tools to assist the manipulation, so that accurate and collision-free path can be generated for the robot to follow for task execution. In addition, the system can also be used for offline training, which yields salient training effect for the operator. Experiments are executed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system, and questionnaires conducted to investigate user's response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1809-1814
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 7 Oct 201810 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period7/10/1810/10/18

Keywords

  • 3D intuitive manipulation
  • assistive tool
  • augmented reality
  • obstacle avoidance

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