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A New Robot Laboratory to Experiment Real and Virtual Environments
G. Kovacs, S. Kopacsi

Last modified: 2021-04-15


In the summer of 2011 a new robot laboratory started to work in the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The laboratory/workshop was put together by the CIMlab (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Research Laboratory) of the institute — hoping to make automation research more attractive and demonstrative, giving interesting, research tasks to some young researchers. Due to the rapid development of the graphical modelling tools, accurate modelling of complex systems became feasible. As a consequence of the advanced three dimensional (3D) technology considering both input and output devices, there is higher and higher need for creating 3D models. Powerful personal computers, graphic cards, and rendering systems make not only the spatial representation of 3D models possible, but the operation of dynamic 3D (i.e. 4D) models is available, too. Using the information highway for accessing these three dimensional services, we can create state of the art applications available on the Internet. The recent paper gives a short account on some efforts to implement and apply real and virtual 3D environment for different robot-related tasks by means of experiments in the new laboratory.


The setup of the robot laboratory; cyber space efforts; Incremental Sheet Forming; Elements of the 3D environment


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