Virtual Reality Applications in Industrial Automation Systems: Industrial Robot Station Application

Aras A., Ayaz M. , Özdemir E. , Abut N.

International Journal of Computational and Experimental Science and Engineering, vol.6, no.3, pp.189-194, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Computational and Experimental Science and Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-194


Throughout the history of technological development, production is expected to bring more output with less cost perpetually. In order to compete in ever-changing market conditions, it is an inevitable requirement to increase productivity and reduce costs. As a result of the efforts to respond to this need, industrial robots emerged in the production systems. The aim of this contribution is to give a focus on the virtual reality technology usage with offline robot programming and to emphasize its advantages on design, programming and commissioning phases of robotic production lines. This paper presents application of a virtual reality tool in aid of robot programmer in industrial robot station environment. The proposed system aims to provide information in industrial robot station as well as to enhance the robot programmer concentration in the safety mechanisms in industrial workspace. The proposed virtual reality application in industrial robot station has been applied to a case study from the automation sector, resulting in enhanced robot programmer integration with the industrial environment.