GRAK: A visual robotics toolbox using MATLAB graphical user interface

Yildirim S. K., CANBOLAT H.

20th Annual International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2013, Ankara, Turkey, 20 September 2013, pp.70-77 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-77
  • Keywords: Animation and Simulation, Graphical User Interface, MATLAB, Programming Environment, Visual Robotics Toolbox
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this work is to execute the commands of the Robotics Toolbox.Version 7 via a graphical user screen out of the MATLAB command editor. The Robotics toolbox has the following menu items: Homogenous Transformations, Kinematics, Path Generation, Dynamics and Robot Object. The designed visual toolbox creates a window for each command asking the required and optional parameters. The visualization is achieved via the MATLAB Graphical User Interface (GUI). The developed interface supplies a field for each argument of the command through which the parameter values can be entered. Therefore, the user does not need to memorize the required parameters of the command. Thus, the commands can be executed faster and more effective. An application of GRAK for robotics or mechatronics education is given. The intended future work for the study is to develop a stand alone robotics software, which allows the user to design and analyze any kind of robotic mechanism in a user friendly environment.