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Hierarchical Controlled, Sensory Interactive Robot in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility

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Author(s)

H Mccain

Abstract

The National Bureau of Standards, Center for Manufacturing Engineering is implementing an experimental factory called the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF). The AMRF will operate as a small batch machine shop and is currently configured with three machining workstations, a cleaning and deburring workstation and a inspection workstation. Each of these workstations will employ robotic material handling including machine loading and unloading. At present each workstation is at a different stage of completion. The Horizontal Workstation which contains a horizontal-spindle N.C. machine tool and one material handling robot has been completely integrated. The material handling robot is a Cincinnati Milacron T3 (hydraulic) which has been enhanced to meet the requirements of the AMRF. This robot has been equipped with a hierarchical robot control system, a 3-D vision system, a watchdog safety system and an instrumented, servo controlled gripper, all of which were developed at the National Bureau of Standards. Each of these systems is described individually together with a description of the enhanced capabilities of the robot with these systems operating as an integrated package.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Conference Dates
March 25-26, 1985
Conference Location
St Louis, MO, USA
Conference Title
International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Citation

Mccain, H. (1985), Hierarchical Controlled, Sensory Interactive Robot in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St Louis, MO, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820233 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created March 25, 1985, Updated October 12, 2021