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Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 04/07/2014

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
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

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

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

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

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/26/2014

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: 03/26/2014

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
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2014

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

Knowledge Driven Planning and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

This project will aid in the development of measurement science and standards to enable advancements in planning by robots in scenarios relevant to … more

Safety of Human-Robot Systems in Flexible Factory Environments
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Industry is interested in leveraging the dexterity and versatility of people and the precision and repeatability of robots by enabling … more

Department of Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Robot Performance Standards
Last Updated Date: 12/03/2013

FEMA Responders often face daunting challenges during search and rescue tasks in dangerous environments. As such, the concept of including robots … more

Dexterous Manipulation for Part Grasping and Assembly
Last Updated Date: 06/18/2013

This project will investigate new measurement science to gauge the operational characteristics of manipulation at both the macro and micro scales.  … more

MEMS Measurement Science and Standards
Last Updated Date: 05/09/2013

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Robot Perception for Identifying and Locating Parts for Assembly
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2013

Perception systems underpin many advanced, autonomous, industrial-robot capabilities.  These advanced capabilities include manipulation of … more

Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and Avoidance
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2013

Mobile equipment is heavily used in manufacturing. There is a growing acceptance of either partially or fully autonomous equipment in the … more

Robot Perception for Workspace Situational Awareness
Last Updated Date: 01/11/2013

Next generation robotic systems are expected to perform highly complex tasks in dynamic manufacturing environments.  To be successful in … more

Safety of Human-Robot Systems in Fixed Workcell Environments
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2013

Safe human-robot collaboration in manufacturing work cells is widely seen as key to the future of robotics. When humans and robots share the same … more

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