Standard Test Protocol for Large Volume Robot Applications 2010-01-1847
This paper is a neutral standard for testing robotics for usage
in large volume applications. This will be followed by an oral
presentation on real test results achieved to-date, given via a
PowerPoint presentation at SAE Wichita 2010.
The "state-of-the-art" in robot testing includes
ISO:9283 "Manipulating industrial robots - Performance
criteria and related test method." Previous practical work
from M ₃ at Airbus UK is also used. These protocols focus on the
performance of a robot fixed to the floor. The objective of this
paper is to expand upon that work for robots on external axis to
provide much larger working volumes as often required in the
This paper focuses on quasi-static applications only (i.e.,
drilling) covering the following topics: - Test criteria for the
robot, - Localization methods to improve performance, - Process
time implications from different localization methods.