Measuring and Representing the Performance of Manufacturing Assembly Robots

Published: December 10, 2015


Michael O. Shneier, Elena R. Messina, Craig I. Schlenoff, Frederick M. Proctor, Thomas R. Kramer, Joseph A. Falco


With the growth of robotic technology, there is a need for performance measures to characterize and compare robots and to help determine which features are most suited to a particular application. Robot systems are complex and involve a wide range of features and performance characteristics whose importance differs depending on the application domain. This paper describes a set of assembly performance measures associated with the different features along with an exploration of how one could represent this information. It organizes the assembly measures in reference to a taxonomy of assembly skills and tasks. Arranging the performance measures in this way will simplify the task of selecting a particular robot system for an assembly task by helping focus on those aspects of the task that are most critical.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8090
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs


robotics, assembly, performance metrics, knowledge representation, ontologies
Created December 10, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018