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Scheduling and performance evaluation of robotic flexible assembly cells under different dispatching rules
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This paper addresses scheduling and evaluation of Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells (RFACs). Even though RFACs are capable of assembling a variety of products using the same resources, all previous studies have been devoted to scheduling RFACs for

Intelligent modeling of scheduling robotic flexible assembly cells using fuzzy logic
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This paper is concerned with scheduling robotic flexible assembly cells (RFACs) using fuzzy logic (FL) technique. A new scheduling rule is developed and evaluated called fuzzy sequencing rule (FSR). A simulation program is used to examine the performance of the

Hierarchical scheduling of robotic assembly operations in a flexible manufacturing system
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An approach to hierarchical scheduling for assembly in a fully-automated FMS is presented. The three-level production system consists of a master production plan, which incorporates new customer requests and makes long term production guarantees, a production ow level

Dynamic modelling of flexible payloads manipulated by a smart gripper in robotic assembly
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During robotic assembly of flexible payloads, gravity and inertial forces acting on these payloads induce both static shape deformation and vibration of the thin-walled payloads. Static deformations, which arise from deformation of the part due to its own weight

Application of fuzzy logic to multi-objective scheduling problems in robotic flexible assembly cells
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This paper is aimed at developing a methodology to solve a multi-objective problem in robotic flexible assembly cells. The proposed methodology is based on three main steps:(1) scheduling of the RFACs using different common rules,(2) normalisation of the scheduling

Flexible Robotic Assembly Efforts at Ford Motor Company
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Current robotic applications in automotive plants are limited primarily to material handling and spot welding operations. The Ford Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center (AMTD) has been pursuing force controlled robotic technology and adaptive learning

A Methodology for Scheduling Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells Using Fuzzy Logic and Simulation
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Due to a developing global economy, todays companies are facing a greater challenge than ever to employ flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) capable of dealing with unexpected events and meeting customers requirements. One of these systems is called robotic flexible

Comparative analysis of MCDM methods and implementation of the scheduling rule selection problem: a case study in robotic flexible assembly cells
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Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) is a method for ranking solutions and finding the optimal one when the decision maker has two criteria or more. AHP, ELECTRE and TOPSIS are the most popular and acceptable MCDM methods. However, they are not suitable when

A Flexible Model for Integrated Production Scheduling and Employee Timetabling in Robotic Assembly Lines
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1 University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain 2Institute of Industrial Mathematics, Beer-Sheva, Israel Avenida Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, 38204 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. E-mail address: dalcaide@ull.es . Phone: +34 922 318182. Fax: +34 922

Implementation of a robotic flexible assembly system
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As part of the Intelligent Task Automation (ITA) program sponsored by the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of industry, research institute and university members developed enabling technologies for programmable

Simulating a robotic flexible assembly system with Petri net and fuzzy system
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The integration of design and planning of flexible assembly system (FAS) has been recognized as a tool for achieving an efficient model in a production environment that demands assembly with a high degree of flexibility. For this design and planning a

A cell management system to support robotic assembly
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Because hard automation relies on dedicated computer systems, they are also often difficult to integrate into the overall manu- facturing organisation . Thus, there is a shift away from hard automation to the use of flexible robotic assembly systems

And or graph representation of assembly plans
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The design and implementation of such flexible systems is difficult, and automated planning techniques provide major advantages. Such task planning for robotic assembly is critically dependent on the task representation; a new approach to task representation using AND The idea of this book emanates from my Ph. D. thesis that I, wrote at the University of Luxembourg, defended in January 2016. The book addresses one of the vital robotic applications in industry, the assembly processes. In this book force-guided (or force

A low-cost laser scanning solution for flexible robotic cells: spray coating
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The integration of artificial vision with laser triangulation, pattern recognition and flexible reprogramming schemes of industrial manipulators has not yet Another interesting approach reports an industrial application in which a robotic assembly of a car door is assisted by a laser

Modeling impact on a one-link flexible robotic arm
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Tip deflection is measured from a line that is tangent to the beam at the hub by using a light beam from a powerful LED fastened to the top of the tip mass, focused through a hub-mounted lens assembly onto a CHAPNIK eta/.: MODELING IMPACT ON FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARM

AND/OR Graph Representation of Assembly Plans.
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The design and implementation of such flexible systems is difficult, and automated planning techniques provide major advantages. Such task planning for robotic assembly is critically dependent on the task representation: a new approach to task representation using AND

Scheduling and performance evaluation of robotic flexible assembly cells under different dispatching rules
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This paper addresses scheduling and evaluation of Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells (RFACs). Even though RFACs are capable of assembling a variety of products using the same resources, all previous studies have been devoted to scheduling RFACs for

Efficient method for optimization of force controlled robotic assembly parameters
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Additionally, early theoretical work performed in the area force control by Dr. Wyatt Newman at Case Western Reserve University, and important proof of concept breakthroughs made under a NIST ATP project called Flexible Robotic Assembly for Powertrain Applications [3

Robotic drilling system for titanium structures
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from the University of Nottingham developed a flexible robotic assembly cell and the cell was designed to be able to drill, countersink, seal, do rivet insertion and rivet upset. Moreover, the cell was tested using components from the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern 19(4):797 810 5. Wapenhans H, Seyfferth W, Pfeiffer F (1993) Robotic force control for flexible assembly ICRA, vol pp 571 576 7. Gravel D, Newman WS (2001) Flexible robotic assembly efforts at ford motor company

RFID-enabled tracking in flexible assembly line
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a potential mean to flexible manufacturing assembly lines. An assembly line is generally considered as a manufacturing process in which a product is created by composing interchangeable parts as scheduled. Past assem- bly line usually uses robotic vision technologies

Intelligent modeling of scheduling robotic flexible assembly cells using fuzzy logic
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This paper is concerned with scheduling robotic flexible assembly cells (RFACs) using fuzzy logic (FL) technique. A new scheduling rule is developed and evaluated called fuzzy sequencing rule (FSR). A simulation program is used to examine the performance of the

Modelling reversible execution of robotic assembly .
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First published online: January 1 2018) SUMMARY Programming robotic assembly for industrial small-batch production is challenging; hence, it is vital to increase robustness and reduce development effort in order to achieve flexible robotic automation presented a heuristic approach based on branch-and-bound algorithm for design and balancing of a robotic assembly line. Tsai and Yao proposed a heuristic approach for the design of a flexible robotic assembly line under the consideration of line balance

Hierarchical scheduling of robotic assembly operations in a flexible manufacturing system
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An approach to hierarchical scheduling for assembly in a fully-automated FMS is presented. The three-level production system consists of a master production plan, which incorporates new customer requests and makes long term production guarantees, a production ow level

Dynamic modelling of flexible payloads manipulated by a smart gripper in robotic assembly
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During robotic assembly of flexible payloads, gravity and inertial forces acting on these payloads induce both static shape deformation and vibration of the thin-walled payloads. Static deformations, which arise from deformation of the part due to its own weight

Planning of modular fixtures in a robotic assembly system
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to flexible fixture designs that can handle different workpieces with different geometries. In this paper, a hole- pattern modular fixture was used in a mid-volume, mid- variety production system in order to hold a variety of geometrically different products in a robotic assembly

Flexible robotic grasping with sim-to-real transfer based reinforcement learning
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Abstract Robotic manipulation requires a highly flexible and compliant system. Task-specific heuristics are usually not able to cope with the diversity of the world outside of spe- cific assembly lines and cannot generalize well The importance of developing intelligent robots in broadening the scope of flexible automation and opening the door to new robotic applications in plan- ning, (2) knowledge representation and use, (3) world modeling, (4) reasoning in automatic assembly planning, and (5

Application of fuzzy logic to multi-objective scheduling problems in robotic flexible assembly cells
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This paper is aimed at developing a methodology to solve a multi-objective problem in robotic flexible assembly cells. The proposed methodology is based on three main steps:(1) scheduling of the RFACs using different common rules,(2) normalisation of the scheduling