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Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems

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

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

Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing

A new vision for U. S. manufacturing is emerging to strengthen U. S. competitiveness in the face of global trends that are driving manufacturers … more

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems

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

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration

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

Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems

Complex system, sub-system, and component interactions within smart manufacturing systems make it challenging to determine specific influences of … more

Instruments
Robotics Test Facility

Located on the NIST Gaithersburg campus, the Robotics Test Facility – also known as Building 207 – is a laboratory for developing standard methods … more

Advanced Manufacturing Test Bed

The NIST robot test bed is located in the NIST machine shops on the main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It serves as a resource for research in … more

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