Control transfer to PC of a Fanuc S-10 industrial robot
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Gokongwei College of Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Awarded as best thesis, 2004
Nixon A. Ng
Defense Panel Chair
Nilo T. Bugtai
Defense Panel Member
Homer S. Co
Lord Kenneth M. Pinpin
The Fanuc S-10 is an industrial robot that comes with its own controller. Although its preset functions are substantial, that is exactly it-- it is preset. The range of possibilities and capabilities for the robot is limited to the predetermined functions of the company. Transferring control of this robot from its original hulking box controller (RG-2) allows us to work with it more flexibility, versatility and perhaps even mobility over networks.
We will reverse engineer this robot, more specifically its controller. We will leave the robot as it is but we will thoroughly examine the controller. We will have to identify its servo amplifiers, and its PCBs. More importantly, we must find out how the control box is controlling the robot, find out what signals to send where, and then try to copy those signals so that we may transfer control to a different source. Alternately, we will find what signals the robot is sending back to the controller through its encoders. We will have to measure the signals coming from the encoders, and try to decipher what those signals mean.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
54 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Robots; Industrial; Robotics; Robots--Control systems
Acuna, E. K., & Cheng, B. L. (2004). Control transfer to PC of a Fanuc S-10 industrial robot. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_honors/323