Title: Modelling of intelligent robot system by reverse engineering and swarm intelligence

Authors: Simon Brezovnik, Miran Brezocnik, Simon Klancnik, Joze Balic, Bogdan Sovilj, Gregor Skorc

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia. ' Faculty Technical Science, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Trg D Obradov 6, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia. ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Abstract: The paper proposes the design of the intelligent robot system by reverse engineering and optimisation of the resistance welding application. Building of the system starts with the design of the virtual robot model by reverse engineering method. By that method, the user programme interface of the older robot ACMA XR701 is modernised. Building of the system continues with the incorporation of the TCP/IP-RS232 communication interface ensuring the control of the robot through internet. In the end, superstructuring of the robot system with the optimisation module, based on the swarm intelligence, is proposed.

Keywords: robotics; robot modelling; reverse engineering; robot cells; swarm intelligence; ant colony optimisation; ACO; intelligent robots; robot design; resistance welding; robot control; virtual robots; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2010.029876

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2010 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.79 - 96

Available online: 02 Dec 2009 *

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