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Robotic workcell analysis and object level programming

Monkman, Gareth John


Gareth John Monkman


Paul M., 1951 Taylor


For many years robots have been programmed at manipulator or joint level without any real thought to the implementation of sensing until errors occur during program execution. For the control of complex, or multiple robot workcells, programming must be carried out at a higher level, taking into account the possibility of error occurrence. This requires the integration of decision information based on sensory data.

Aspects of robotic workcell control are explored during this work with the object of integrating the results of sensor outputs to facilitate error recovery for the purposes of achieving completely autonomous operation.

Network theory is used for the development of analysis techniques based on stochastic data. Object level programming is implemented using Markov chain theory to provide fully sensor integrated robot workcell control.


Monkman, G. J. (1990). Robotic workcell analysis and object level programming. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Mar 19, 2013
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2023
Keywords Electronic engineering
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Additional Information Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Hull
Award Date Jun 1, 1990


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© 1990 Monkman, Gareth John. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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