Technologies guiding the future of robotics in manufacturing

dc.contributorInternational FAIM Conference 24th : 2014 : San Antonio, Texas
dc.contributorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems
dc.contributor.authorFlannigan, William C
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Paul T.
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Shaun M.
dc.contributor.authorHvass, Paul B.
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, held May 20-23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references
dc.description.abstractIndustrial robots, both stationary and mobile, have been used in manufacturing applications for decades and are most often employed based on requirements for dedicated and repetitive manufacturing operations. Industrial robot capabilities have continued to advance in areas such as payload, accuracy and speed. Looking to the near-future, the use of robots must also transition to operate in dynamic environments for high-mix low-volume production. A variety of affordable technologies are emerging and blending to bridge the gap between the traditional use of industrial robotics and the future where robots react to consumer-driven customized product demands. This paper is intended to be informational in nature and will present applied technology development to overcome some of the historical limitations in the use of automation for complex industrial tasks. Additionally, this paper will describe internal and industry sponsored research efforts that are giving robots greater intelligence, more flexibility and greater ability to work collaboratively with humans.
dc.publisherDEStech Publications, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing
dc.subjectRobots, Industrial
dc.subjectManufacturing processes--Automation
dc.titleTechnologies guiding the future of robotics in manufacturing


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