Video clip: Robotic programming with graphical programming software
Four robots (Denso, Epson, Kuka, and Mitsubishi) cooperate in this desktop-sized demo workcell after two days of effort using graphical programming software.
Robotic programming with graphical programming software: Four robots (Denso, Epson, Kuka, and Mitsubishi) cooperate in this desktop-sized demo workcell. NI LabVIEW graphical programming software helped with the integration. The software enabled programming within two days, faster and easier than trying to get four manufacturers’ software packages to work together, which might have otherwise taken weeks, according to National Instruments at NIWeek 2010.
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