An Integrated Interface Tool for the Architecture for Agile Assembly

Jay Gowdy and Zack Butler
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1999, pp. 3097 - 3102.


Download
  • Adobe portable document format (pdf) (316KB)
Copyright notice: This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Abstract
Developing automated assembly systems normally happens in two distinct stages: first an "off-line" stage in which the system is designed and programmed in simulated and then an "online" stage in which the simulation results are used to minimize the deployment and integration time of the physical machines. The distinction is so great that usually completely different software environments are used in the design phase than are used in the deployment and operation phase. We present the architecture for agile assembly (AAA), a comprehensive integrated framework that is designed to blur these stages together and ease the transitions between them. We have used the protocols of AAA to create an integrated interface tool which can be used throughout the life-cycle of a developing AAA factory, from its design to its operation. We have tested the integrated interface tool both in simulation and with our prototype hardware, which is designed for high precision four-degree-of-freedom assembly.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Microdynamic Systems Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Architecture for Agile Assembly

Text Reference
Jay Gowdy and Zack Butler, "An Integrated Interface Tool for the Architecture for Agile Assembly," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1999, pp. 3097 - 3102.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Gowdy_1999_2701,
   author = "Jay Gowdy and Zack Butler",
   title = "An Integrated Interface Tool for the Architecture for Agile Assembly",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "3097 - 3102",
   month = "May",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "4",
}