Some Developments in Programmable Automation
by Rosen, C. A.; Nitzan, D.
Technical Note 100
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
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Note: To be delivered at the International Conference (Intercon) ’75 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, New York, April 9, 1975, as part of the session Will Robots Answer Industry’s Needs? This work is funded by Grant GI - 38100Xl, the National Science Foundation, and supplemented by twelve industrial affiliates.
This paper reviews the objectives, rationale, and work in progress of exploratory research in advanced automation at Stanford Research Institute. The major goal of this research is to develop cost-effective programmable material-handling, inspection, and assembly systems with general applicability to a wide range of batch-produced discrete parts products. Modular hardware and software components have been assembled to provide a test bed for conducting laboratory experiments. Some initial experiments in inspection and sensor-controlled material handling are described.
|Nitzan, David||Senior Principal Scientist|
|Rosen, Charles A.||Alumnus|