Optimal robot placement using response surface method
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

This paper is concerned with a new approach for optimal placement of a prescribed task in the workspace of a robotic manipulator. The approach is resulted by applying response surface method on concept of path translation and path rotation. A robotic optimization tool based on this approach is developed as an add-in to RobotStudio. The methodology has been carefully verified by optimizing the position of several kinds of industrial robots and paths in four showcases to attain minimum cycle time. The results indicate that an increase in productivity up to 37%, compared to the admissible location with the highest cycle time, is achieved by optimally positioning the task in the robot workspace.

response surface method

optimal placement

minimum cycle time




Behnam Kamrani

MSC.Software Sweden AB

Viktor Berbyuk


Daniel Wäppling

ABB Corporate Research Center

Uwe Stickelmann

RWTH Aachen University

Xiaolong Feng

ABB Corporate Research Center

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

0268-3768 (ISSN) 1433-3015 (eISSN)

Vol. 44 1-2 201-210


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