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How to simulate (and visualise) the movements of a robot's CAD model along some pre-defined trajectory? (Just general ideas)

Subject: How to simulate (and visualise) the movements of a robot's CAD model along some pre-defined trajectory? (Just general ideas)

From: Liana

Date: 2 Apr, 2011 00:40:05

Message: 1 of 4

Hello!

I'd like to get some strategic guidance from experts on the following topic:
I have an optimal trajectory in 3D space with obstacles and I have a mathematical model of the robot arm that is supposed to follow that trajectory. I know the robot's configuration at each discrete point of the trajectory. Do I understand correctly that to implement my goal:
1) a CAD model of the robot arm should be first developed in, e.g. SolidWorks,
2) that CAD model should be exported to MATLAB Simulink,
3) that CAD model should be associated with the trajectory,
4) simulation scenario should be written.

Could someone provide me some web-links to the basic steps of such procedure.

Any help is appreciated, 'cause this field is new to me.

Thanks a lot!

Subject: How to simulate (and visualise) the movements of a robot's CAD model along some pre-defined trajectory? (Just general ideas)

From: Liana

Date: 3 Apr, 2011 19:47:04

Message: 2 of 4

Any ideas?
"Liana" wrote in message <in5r95$5bu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hello!
>
> I'd like to get some strategic guidance from experts on the following topic:
> I have an optimal trajectory in 3D space with obstacles and I have a mathematical model of the robot arm that is supposed to follow that trajectory. I know the robot's configuration at each discrete point of the trajectory. Do I understand correctly that to implement my goal:
> 1) a CAD model of the robot arm should be first developed in, e.g. SolidWorks,
> 2) that CAD model should be exported to MATLAB Simulink,
> 3) that CAD model should be associated with the trajectory,
> 4) simulation scenario should be written.
>
> Could someone provide me some web-links to the basic steps of such procedure.
>
> Any help is appreciated, 'cause this field is new to me.
>
> Thanks a lot!

Subject: How to simulate (and visualise) the movements of a robot's CAD model along some pre-defined trajectory? (Just general ideas)

From: Saurabh Mahapatra

Date: 28 Apr, 2011 00:08:04

Message: 3 of 4

SolidWorks like every other CAD tool that I know of provides a export filter to VRML. Why do you care? If you want the robot placed in an attractive environment or even trace the trajectory, Simulink 3D Animation offers tracer blocks that let you do it.

Send me an email if you want a demo for a robot trajectory tracer.

Subject: How to simulate (and visualise) the movements of a robot's CAD model along some pre-defined trajectory? (Just general ideas)

From: Liana

Date: 28 Apr, 2011 01:25:07

Message: 4 of 4

Thank u for the reply, but ur email is hidden to me.

"Saurabh Mahapatra" wrote in message <ipab54$4ag$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> SolidWorks like every other CAD tool that I know of provides a export filter to VRML. Why do you care? If you want the robot placed in an attractive environment or even trace the trajectory, Simulink 3D Animation offers tracer blocks that let you do it.
>
> Send me an email if you want a demo for a robot trajectory tracer.

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