Accession Number:

ADA453132

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program. 1995 Ship Production Symposium. Paper No. 10: Robot Technology in the Shipyard Production Environment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TTS INTERNATIONAL AS (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This article presents the current status of robot technology in the shipyard production environment We focus on a case study in which a computer integrated and robotized web and component line is presented. This production line will be folly operational mid-1995. An overview has also been included of the most relevant technologies with regards to robot production in the shipbuilding industry, and how these technologies contributed to the introduction of robots in shipyards. The need for integrating the robots with the rest of the shipyards material flow, computer systems and organization is first discussed, while a brief survey of emerging technologies which may be useful for the shipbuilding community is presented afterwards.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE