Patent Number: 6,167,328

Title: Robot language processing apparatus

Abstract: When a robot language is to be displayed and edited, a teaching apparatus or a programming pendant heretofore displays intermediate code of the robot language as expressed by characters. The operator cannot intuitively recognize motions of the robot, needs time to master the robot language, and is required to actually move the robot to confirm the correctness of the program after the robot has been taught. According to the present invention, a robot language processing apparatus includes a display device for graphically displaying a picture and designating a position in the displayed picture with a pointing device, a memory for storing a robot program, a graphical language processor for displaying an operation interval and an air-cut interval as successive lines on the display device by referring to the robot program, and controlling the display device to display the type of an operation detail at either one of the lines when the either one of the displayed lines is designated by the pointing device. The robot language processing apparatus is capable of teaching based on a graphical user interface.

Inventors: Takaoka; Keiichi (Fukuoka, JP), Ohsawa; Noriyuki (Fukuoka, JP), Mantani; Noriaki (Fukuoka, JP), Kanehara; Takeyoshi (Fukuoka, JP), Tanaka; Youichi (Fukuoka, JP), Kawai; Fumiaki (Fukuoka, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

International Classification: B25J 9/16 (20060101); G05B 19/4068 (20060101); G05B 19/406 (20060101); G05B 015/00 (); G05B 019/04 (); G06F 019/00 (); B25J 009/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013