Recent Developments in Manufacturing Robotic Systems and Automation


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Dan Zhang, Zhen Gao

DOI: 10.2174/97816080528131130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-281-3, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-687-3

  
  




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Table of Contents

Foreword , Pp. i

Marco Ceccarelli

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Preface , Pp. ii-iii (2)

Dan Zhang and Zhen Gao

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List of Contributors , Pp. iv-v (2)

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A Novel Design Approach for Robotic Systems , Pp. 3-42 (40)

Nestor E. Nava Rodriguez

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Automation in Order Picking System , Pp. 43-62 (20)

Marco Melacini

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Comparison of Communication with the CNC Systems , Pp. 63-84 (22)

Yusri Yusof and Noordiana Kassim

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Characterization of Reconfigurable Stewart Platform for Contour Generation and Active Vibration Isolation Applications , Pp. 85-101 (17)

Nagarajan Thirumalaiswamy and Kumar G. Satheesh

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Design of Reconfigurable Robotics Machinery for the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems , Pp. 102-139 (38)

Ana Djuric and Waguih ElMaraghy

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Toward a Cognitive Assembly System , Pp. 140-161 (22)

Li-Ming Ou and Xun Xu

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Kinematics Analysis and Teleoperation of a 4-DOF Reconfigurable Modular Robot , Pp. 162-176 (15)

Dan Zhang, Zhen Gao, Jianhe Lei and Zhanglei Song

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Index , Pp. 177-185 (9)

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Preface

The emergence of robotics technologies has made a significant contribution in modern manufacturing industry. Because of the current trend toward high-precision and high-speed machining, there is an increasing demand to develop manufacturing robotic system with improved performances including higher stiffness, higher dexterity, higher adaptability, and higher reconfigurability.

Current research activities employ the technologies of sustainable manufacturing to advance and promote the development of modern manufacturing. In recent years, the need for system sustainability and a globally increasing manufacturing, drive a gigantic demand for technology and strategies which will reduce production costs. It is expected that the advanced robotics and automation technologies will revolutionize the entire manufacturing section in the near future.

This book includes the start-of-the-art robotic systems and automation for advanced manufacturing, and introduces the latest development of design methodology, kinematics and dynamics analysis, performance analysis and evaluation, intelligent manufacturing, assembly, sensors, control theory and practice, human-machine interface, and so on.

This book consists of fifteen chapters. Chapter 1 applies the recursive matrix method to the dynamics analysis of Delta parallel robot, the orienting 2-DOF planetary gear train and the mobile robot provided with caster wheel. Chapter 2 presents the noise and acceleration analysis of an experimental robot manipulator using radial basis function neural network. Chapter 3 introduces a novel design method composed of suitable phases that generate feasible mechanical designs of robotic systems. Chapter 4 discusses the five-axis articulated machining robot with low-cost control and programming system for processing with complex parts of light materials with lower tolerances. Chapter 5 presents the main solutions to design order picking automation systems. Chapter 6 addresses the position, velocity and acceleration analyses of a class of three-legged parallel manipulators with Sylvester dialytic elimination method and screw theory etc. Chapter 7 provides a visual one to one comparison between G & M Code (ISO 6983) and STEP-NC Code (ISO 14649) of computerised numerical control issues. Chapter 8 discusses the characterization of reconfigurable Stewart platform for contour generation and active vibration isolation applications. Chapter 9 presents an example of 2-DOF global kinematic model generation to demonstrate the methodology and application of reconfigurable modeling theory. Chapter 10 discusses the safe planning and control strategies during pre-collision operations, post-collision protection strategies, and the development of intrinsically safe mechanical design for physical human-robot interactions. Chapter 11 introduces the 5D B-spline interpolated compensation in five-axis surface machining to enable significant reductions of the geometry-based errors along the intended tool path. Chapter 12 reviews the updated technologies that are used to achieve an assembly environment with high flexibility for the cognitive assembly systems. Chapter 13 discusses the design of a rating mechanism that is intended to measure a company’s satisfaction with its installed automation systems. Chapter 14 presents the kinematics analysis and the teleoperation system of a 4-DOF modular reconfigurable robot. Chapter 15 presents an analysis approach for a class of safety specifications employed in the synthesis of supervisory controllers for discrete-event systems (DES) applied to manufacturing processes.

Finally, the editors would like to sincerely acknowledge all the friends and colleagues who have contributed to this book.

Dan Zhang and Zhen Gao
Robotics and Automation Laboratory
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Dan Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
Canada


Zhen Gao
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
Canada




Contributor(s):
Md. Shafayet H. Bhuiya
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Western Ontario



Ana Djuric
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre
University of Windsor



Waguih ElMaraghy
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre
University of Windsor



İkbal Eski
Mechatronics Engineering Department
Erciyes University



Jaime Gallardo
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya



Zhen Gao
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology



Mario A. García
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya



Milos Glavonjic
Mechanical Engineering Faculty
University of Belgrade



José P. González
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya



Noordiana Kassim
Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia



Mehrdad R. Kermani
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Western Ontario



Jianhe Lei
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology



Dragan Milutinovic
Mechanical Engineering Faculty
University of Belgrade



Marco Melacini
Department of Management
Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano



Javier Molina
Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav)
Unidad de Ingenieria Avanzada



T. Nagarajan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Petronas



Nima Najmaei
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Western Ontario



Li-Ming Ou
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Auckland



Nestor Eduardo Nava Rodríguez
Robotics Lab, Carlos III University



R. Rodríguez
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya



David W. Russell
Division of Engineering and Information Science
Pennsylvania State University
USA


Arturo Sanchez
Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav)
Unidad de Ingenieria Avanzada



KumarG. Satheesh
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
India


Zhanglei Song
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology



Stefan Staicu
Department of Mechanics
University “Politehnica” of Bucharest



O. Remus Tutunea-Fatan
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Western Ontario



Xun Xu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Auckland



Şahin Yıldırım
Mechatronics Engineering Department
Erciyes University



Yusri Yusof
Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn
Malaysia


Dan Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology





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