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Small Force and Mass Metrology
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

The Small Force and Mass Metrology project supports U.S. instrumentation vendors, academic researchers, government scientists, and a broad … more

Mise-en-pratique of the Redefined Kilogram
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

This project will conduct the research and development required to support the international efforts to prepare for a future redefinition of the … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

The Thin Film Electronics Project develops rigorous measurements and methodology needed for continued U.S. leadership in manufacturing and … more

Nanoelectronic Device Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/24/2015

The Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) project is developing the measurement science infrastructure that will enable innovation and advanced … more

Dimensional Measurement Services
Last Updated Date: 06/24/2015

The Dimensional Measurement Services (DMS) project enables innovation, commercialization, and global trade of U.S. products by providing a path … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/10/2015

To fabricate and measure solid state implementations of manufacturable atomically precise devices. Build the infrastructure to fabricate prototype … more

Traceable Scanning Probe Nano-Characterization
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2015

Research and development of rigorously SI traceable nano-characterization instrumentation, measurements, and procedures to enable a fundamental … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/05/2015

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

Performance Assessment Framework for Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

Most assembly tasks are not readily automatable today due to robots’ limited perception, mobility, and dexterity. 1,2 Furthermore, there are no … more

Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

With a growing number of robot hands, there is an increasing need to capture their individual competencies and characteristics under a unified … more

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the incompatibility between robots and the next … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The widespread use of robots in flexible factory environments is limited by the robots’ inability to coordinate, communicate, and understand their … more

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The application of robotics in manufacturing assembly is hindered by their lack of agility, their large changeover times for new tasks and new … more

Tools for Collaborative Robots within SME Workcells
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

Despite the potential quality and productivity advantages, small and medium enterprises have lagged in the adoption of robotic systems within their … more

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