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An open architecture for sensory feedback control of a dual‐arm industrial robotic cell

Vincenzo Lippiello (PRISMA Lab – Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy)
Luigi Villani (PRISMA Lab – Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy)
Bruno Siciliano (PRISMA Lab – Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 16 January 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

To present an open architecture for real‐time sensory feedback control of a dual‐arm industrial robotic cell. The setup is composed of two industrial robot manipulators equipped with force/torque sensors and pneumatic grippers, a vision system and a belt conveyor.

Design/methodology/approach

The original industrial robot controllers have been replaced by a single PC with software running under a real‐time variant of the Linux operative system.

Findings

The new control architecture allows advanced control schemes to be developed and tested for the single robots and for the dual‐arm robotic cell, including force control and visual servoing tasks.

Originality/value

An advanced user interface and a simulation environment have been developed, which permit fast, safe and reliable prototyping of planning and control algorithms.

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Citation

Lippiello, V., Villani, L. and Siciliano, B. (2007), "An open architecture for sensory feedback control of a dual‐arm industrial robotic cell", Industrial Robot, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910710718441

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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