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Agile Industrial Robots

January 24, 2022
Craig I. Schlenoff, William P. Shackleford, Zeid Kootbally, Brian Antonishek, Frederick M. Proctor, Thomas Kramer, William Harrison, Anthony Downs
In this chapter, we explore existing robot agility research efforts, while focusing on key technologies that help to enable agility, such as the ones mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. In particular, we will look at perception, knowledge representation

Assessing Industrial Robot agility through international competitions

August 31, 2021
Anthony Downs, Zeid Kootbally, William Harrison, Pavlo Piliptchak, Brian Antonishek, Murat Aksu, Craig I. Schlenoff
Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics have reached a point where in order to be more useful to small and medium sized manufacturers, the systems must become more agile and able to adapt to changes in the environment. This paper describes the process for

The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition

December 3, 2018
William Harrison, Anthony Downs, Craig I. Schlenoff
The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) is an annual simulation-based competition initiated in 2017. The competition challenges teams to design industrial robotic system control code to function in a dynamic environment. Each team

Enabling Robot Agility in Manufacturing Kitting Applications

March 14, 2018
Zeid Kootbally, Craig I. Schlenoff, Brian Antonishek, Frederick M. Proctor, Thomas Kramer, William Harrison, Satyandra K. Gupta
For the most part, robots perform best in highly structured environments, where objects are in well-known, predictable loca-tions. Another way to describe this is that robots are not considered agile. But, in order for them to be useful to small manu

Test Methods for Robot Agility in Manufacturing

June 2, 2016
Anthony J. Downs, William S. Harrison, Craig I. Schlenoff
In today's world of fast-paced change and ever evolving technologies, there is constant pressure on manufactures for agile production. The need for customization and robustness require today's manufacturers to shift production goals quickly, and address