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Information Visualization of Networked Assembly Robots

Jungwan Hong 1, Richard Y. Chiou 2, and Yongjin (James) Kwon 1
1. Department of Industrial Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea, Zip 443-749
2. Departmen of Engineering Technology, Drexel University, 3001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Abstract—The purpose of this study is to visualize the process information for the networked assembly robots through the Internet. In the past, the process information specific to the robots has not been readily available, hence any corrective actions or preventive maintenance have to be performed based on the inaccurate estimation. To counter such problems, this study utilizes the advanced ICT technologies in order to extract the critical data from the networked assembly robots. The data are then transformed and provided in the form of visualized information to the operator. In other words, the operator can now properly observe and understand the past and current robotic working data that span the entire process steps. More accurate decision can be made through the availability of such data, which will lead to more efficient robotic operations.

Index Terms—process information, real-time monitoring, data visualization, networked assembly robot, enhanced operations

Cite: Jungwan Hong, Richard Y. Chiou, and Yongjin (James) Kwon, "Information Visualization of Networked Assembly Robots," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 4, pp. 331-335, October 2015. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.4.4.331-335