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Physics-based Simulation of Agile Robotic Systems

Pavlo Piliptchak, Murat Aksu, Frederick M. Proctor, John L. Michaloski
Development and testing of industrial robot environments is hampered by the limited availability of hardware resources. Simulations provide a more accessible

Tolerances and Uncertainty in Robotic Systems

Frederick M. Proctor, John L. Michaloski, Marek Franaszek
The ability to be programmed for a wide range of tasks is what differentiates robots from dedicated automation. Consequently, robots can be faced with often

The Canonical Robot Command Language (CRCL)

Frederick M. Proctor, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Zeid Kootbally, Thomas R. Kramer, Craig I. Schlenoff, William P. Shackleford
Industrial robots can perform motion with sub-millimeter repeatability when programmed using the teach-and-playback method. While effective, this method

Automating Asset Knowledge with MTConnect

John L. Michaloski, Frederick M. Proctor, Sid Venkatesh, Sidney Ly, Martin Manning
In order to maximize assets, manufacturers should use real-time knowledge garnered from ongoing and continuous collection and evaluation of factory-floor

Measuring and Representing the Performance of Manufacturing Assembly Robots

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

Toward the Ideal of Automating Production Optimization

John L. Michaloski, Frederick M. Proctor, Jorge Arinez, Jonatan Berglund
The advent of improved factory data collection offers a prime opportunity to continuously study and optimize factory operations. Although manufacturing

Model Based Enterprise Summit Report

Joshua Lubell, Simon P. Frechette, Robert R. Lipman, Frederick M. Proctor, John A. Horst, Mark G. Carlisle, Paul J. Huang
This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and recommendations from the Model-Based Enterprise Summit held at the National Institute of Standards

Toward Better Integration of Vehicle Assembly Production Systems

Jorge Arinez, John L. Michaloski, Frederick M. Proctor, William G. Rippey, C J. Yen
In today's manufacturing world, system integration often necessitates composing systems of technology that are not designed to interoperate with each other

Enabling Machining Vision Using STEP-NC

Martin Hardwick, Frederick M. Proctor, David Loffredo, Sid Venkatesh
STEP-NC is a new data format for manufacturing control. One of its applications is to enable integrated on machine measurement of machining processes using

A Roadmap for STEP-NC Enabled Interoperable Manufacturing

Fiona Zhao, Frederick M. Proctor, Martin Hardwick, Sid Venkatesh, David Odendahl, Xun Xu
STEP-NC is the result of a ten-year international effort to replace the RS274D (ISO 6983) G and M code standard with a modern associative language. The new

Metrics for Mixed Pallet Stacking

Stephen B. Balakirsky, Thomas R. Kramer, Frederick M. Proctor
Stacking boxes of various sizes and contents on pallets (i.e. making mixed pallets) is a primary method of preparing goods for shipment from a warehouse to a

Using Simulation To Assess The Effectiveness of Pallet Stacking Methods

Stephen B. Balakirsky, Frederick M. Proctor, Thomas R. Kramer, Pushkar Kolhe, Henrik I. Christensen
Stacking objects onto pallets is the most widely used method of bulk shipping, accounting for over 60% of the volume of goods shipped worldwide. Due in part to