WORK ENVIRONMENT of a ROBOT – 21150
The work environment of a robot, also called the world space, is the region in which a robot exists and can perform tasks. It differs from the work envelope, which represents the region of space that an end effector can reach when a robot is in a particular location.
In the case of a ground-based, mobile robot, the work environment can be defined in simplistic terms using a two-dimensional (2-D) coordinate system, specifying points on the surface such as latitude and longitude. With submarine or airborne mobile robots, the work environment is three-dimensional (3-D).