This paper addresses one of the operational problems associated with the application of robots to industrial systems: the optimum sequencing of robotic task performance. The application of inverse kinematics in determining the sequence that minimizes the cycle time in a robot cell is described. An extension of the Travelling Salesman Algorithm is found to be suitable for obtaining the optimum sequence and cycle time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering