Coordinated Research in Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing.
Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Aug 82-31 Jul 83,
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR ROBOT SYSTEMS DIV
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The research procured under this contract is oriented toward the understanding and development of the flexible robot based manufacturing cells or islands which will increasingly become a basic blocks for the building of modern parts production and assembly facilities. Present work spans a hierarchy of sub-systems oriented toward the development and integration of high performance manipulators into flexible manufacturing cells. These subsystems may be divided into several levels of abstraction Level 1 The mechanical structure and low-level small time-constant control of high-performance manipulators The sensor sub-systems force, tactile, thermal, and vision Computer architecture and languages which form the basis of robot systems and manufacturing cells Level 2 Integration of mechanical structure, computer system and sensor to form flexible robot systems Level 3 The integration of systems with production and assembly machines and information contained in the manufacturers computer-aided design database and Level 4 Integration of the factory-wide distributed database which is central to the design, production and business functions of manufacturing.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems