An analysis is made of the main features of a software system oriented toward the automation of mechanical assemblies. Such a system is under development for a distributed computing architecture, based on a three-level abstraction both hardware and software. The design is based on the following guidelines: the virtual machine must manage both single and complex functional activities, each one corresponding to a physical or abstract process; it must allow interaction between operator and both sensors and motors with regard to communication of status informations and possible error conditions; finally it has to offer the basic primitives for coordinating concurrent processes corresponding to the various manipulator activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
|Event||Proc - Int Symp on Ind Robots, 10th, Int Conf on Ind Robot Technol, 5th - Milan, Italy|
Duration: Mar 5 1980 → Mar 7 1980
|Other||Proc - Int Symp on Ind Robots, 10th, Int Conf on Ind Robot Technol, 5th|
|Period||3/5/80 → 3/7/80|