IMPROVED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MANUFACTURING ROBOTS

R. Stopforth, G. Bright, S. Davrajh, A. Walker

Abstract


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Communication between manufacturing robots and autonomous vehicles in the industrial environment is important, sinceinstructions and information are crucial for communication between the control station and the robot station. Information is required between different manufacturing robots for optimal performance and dedication to industrial tasks within the environment. Failures in communication could cause robots to be a safety hazard or to perform tasks that are not required. This article shows how communication was improved with the use of the Robotics Communication Protocol (RCP) and an extension of this protocol.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Kommunikasie tussen vervaardigingsrobotte en outonome voertuie in n industrie omgewing is belangrik, aangesien opdragte en inligting krities is vir kommunikasie tussen die beheerstasie en die robotstasie. Inligting word benodig tussen verskillende vervaardigingsrobotte vir optimale werkverrigting en toewyding aan take in die omgewing. Mislukte kommunikasie mag veroorsaak dat robotte n veiligheidsrisiko word of veroorsaak dat onnodige take verrig word. Hierdie artikel toon hoe kommunikasie verbeter is deur die gebruik van die robotika-kommunikasie-protokol en n uitbreiding van die protokol.


Keywords


Robotics Communication Protocol (RCP); industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) bands; Robot Communication Protocol (RCP); IEEE 802.11

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/22-1-36

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