RobotScript™: the introduction of a universal robot programming language

John Lapham (John Lapham is Engineering Manager at Robotic Workspace Technologies, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, USA)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Publication date: 1 February 1999


The flexibility of a robot system comes from its ability to be programmed. How the robot is programmed is a main concern of all robot users. A good mechanical arm can be underutilized if it is too difficult to program. The introduction of the Universal Robot Controller™ (URC) has made the possibility of a standard, easy to use, robot programming language a reality. The URC is an open‐architecture, PC‐based robot controller. It will work with virtually any robot and gives the user increased flexibility and capabilities over the standard OEM controllers. The URC uses Windows NT as its operating system. The URC is the ideal platform for a universal robot programming language, RobotScript. It allows one robot language to run all robots in a factory.



Lapham, J. (1999), "RobotScript™: the introduction of a universal robot programming language", Industrial Robot, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 17-25.

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