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Enhanced Flexibility and Reusability through State Machine-Based Architectures for Multisensor Intelligent Robotics

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Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Industry and Transport Division, San Sebastián 20009, Spain
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Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, EleKin Research Group, San Sebastián 20009, Spain
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Academic Editor: Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1249; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17061249
Received: 1 March 2017 / Revised: 23 May 2017 / Accepted: 23 May 2017 / Published: 31 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2017)
This paper presents a state machine-based architecture, which enhances the flexibility and reusability of industrial robots, more concretely dual-arm multisensor robots. The proposed architecture, in addition to allowing absolute control of the execution, eases the programming of new applications by increasing the reusability of the developed modules. Through an easy-to-use graphical user interface, operators are able to create, modify, reuse and maintain industrial processes, increasing the flexibility of the cell. Moreover, the proposed approach is applied in a real use case in order to demonstrate its capabilities and feasibility in industrial environments. A comparative analysis is presented for evaluating the presented approach versus traditional robot programming techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligent robotics; flexibility; reusability; multisensor; state machine; software architecture; computer vision intelligent robotics; flexibility; reusability; multisensor; state machine; software architecture; computer vision
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Herrero, H.; Outón, J.L.; Puerto, M.; Sallé, D.; López de Ipiña, K. Enhanced Flexibility and Reusability through State Machine-Based Architectures for Multisensor Intelligent Robotics. Sensors 2017, 17, 1249.

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