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Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2016

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the inability of robots to easily communicate with … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2016

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

Performance Assessment Framework for Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2016

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

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2016

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

Emergency Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Emergency responders risk life and limb interacting with known hazards to protect the public, rescue potential victims, and enhance the resilience … more

Systems Integration for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Numerous research efforts are underway to reduce the time and improve the quality of the product realization process for additive manufacturing. A … more

Real-Time Control of Additive Manufacturing Processes
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Part quality in additive manufacturing (AM) is highly variable due inadequate dimensional tolerances, surface roughness, and defects, thereby … more

Characterization of Additive Manufacturing Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Currently there is a lack of AM parts in high-performance applications, due to a lack of publicly available high-fidelity data that has associated … more

Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop and deploy measurement science that will enable rapid design-to-product transformation through advances in; material characterization; … more

SI Length and Traceability
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2015

We maintain and develop methods to provide traceability to the meter via laser frequency/wavelength. The most significant source of uncertainty in … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 11/02/2015

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2015

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

International System of Units (SI)
Last Updated Date: 09/25/2015

The International System of Units (SI) provides definitions of units of measurement that are widely accepted in science and technology and which … more

Dimensional Measurement Services
Last Updated Date: 09/11/2015

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

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

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

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