A CAD system for programming and simulating robots’ actions

  • E. Dombre
  • P. Borrel
  • A. Liegeois


This paper presents work currently in progress at LAMM and Dassault-Systèmes in the area of computer-aided design (CAD) of robots and of their environments. Several results of previous work concerning mathematical modelling of complex mechanisms have been implemented in CATIA* (computer aided design with a three-dimensional interactive system). So far, it is possible to build robot models and to visualize their motions on a graphic display, as well as to program trajectories and to control a process with the simulation results.


Kinematic Model Revolute Joint Joint Variable Prismatic Joint Geometrical Element 


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© Crane Russak & Company Inc 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Dombre
    • 1
  • P. Borrel
    • 1
  • A. Liegeois
    • 1
  1. 1.Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocLaboratoire d’Automatique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier UniversitéMontpellier-CedexFrance

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