Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2014, 62, 1521-1525
Published online 2015-01-17

Design and Implementation of the Remote Control of the Manipulator

Marcel Vytečka1, Vít Ondroušek1, Jan Kolomazník1, Michal Hammerschmiedt2

1Department of Informatics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Engineering, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

This article is focused on the design and implementation of the complex solution of the remote control of the industrial manipulator Katana 6M180. The main aim is to increase utilization of the machine and its monitoring, whereas the safety standards won’t be affected. Both parts of the design, the hardware as well as the software one, are discussed in this article. The hardware part consists of the protective cage, controllable lighting, power circuits, electronics, server, several cameras used for image processing of the working space and one IP camera used for monitoring. The software tools represent second main part of the described solution of the remote control. This software part of the solution consists of the main control software running on the server, the reservation system and third party software that solves connections between clients and the server. Special attention is paid to the implementation of safety elements, in order to increase the robustness of the whole system. The description of one resolved task that used the designed remote control system, is listed in the conclusion as a proof of concept. The task is focused on determining parameters of the objects in the working space of the manipulator.


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