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David Bourne

Principal Systems Scientist
Email: bourne@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 1612C
Phone: (412) 268-7811

My research is focused on building intelligent systems for automated manufacturing. The ultimate goal is to design an artifact and send the design to an automated production facility that would produce it. I am currently investigating several research issues in the design area:

  • Representing behavior in the design process: capturing the intended behavior of a part along with its geometry.
  • The semantics of tolerance: developing a representation and treatment of tolerances in both design and manufacturing.
  • Design for manufacturing and manufacturing feedback to design: building systems that provide feedback to engineering and design.

After a design is complete, it is passed to a production facility. Here, a setup and process plan is prepared along with descriptions of machine setups. The setup descriptions and the stock material are sent to the manufacturing workstations that automatically assemble the part into the fixtures. The manufacturing step is completed for that setup and for all subsequent setups, until the final part is correct and complete.

Setup, fixture, sensing and process planning: research projects to plan all aspects of a particular manufacturing process.

Sensor fusion: a research project to extract and combine information from many different sensors (e.g., acoustic emission, accelerometers, and vision) based on the task description.

Real-time, distributed coordination: a research project to develop general methods for solving problems in a distributed environment, where each system has its own set of goals.

Environment modeling: a research project to completely describe the work environment and to provide geometrical support services to other systems.

And finally, we are building the hardware environment that will sufficiently structure the environment to permit the automated production of one-off production quality parts.

Publications

Displaying 24 Publications
Data-driven Classification of Screwdriving Operations
Reuben Aronson, Ankit Bhatia, Zhenzhong Jia, Mathieu Guillame-Bert, David Bourne, Artur W. Dubrawski and Matthew T. Mason

Conference Paper, International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, October, 2016
Mobile Manufacturing of Large Structures
David Bourne, Howie Choset, Humphrey Hu, George A. Kantor, Christopher Niessl, Zack Rubinstein, Reid Simmons and Stephen Smith

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2015
Failure Detection in Assembly: Force Signature Analysis
Alberto Rodriguez, David Bourne, Matthew T. Mason, Gregory F. Rossano and JianJun Wang

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2010), August, 2010
Interference-free polyhedral configurations for stacking
Venkat Ayyadevara, David Bourne, Kenji Shimada and R.H. Sturges

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 147 - 165, April, 2002
Determining Near Optimal Interference-free Polyhedral Configurations for Stacking
Venkat Ayyadevara, David Bourne, Kenji Shimada and R. H. Sturges

Journal Article, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, pp. 286-293, July, 1999
Automated Process Planning for Robotic Sheet Metal Bending Operations
Harry K.H. Kim, David Bourne, Satyandra Gupta and S S. Krishnan

Journal Article, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, No. 5, September, 1998
Concurrent Decomposition for Sheet Metal Products
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Conference Paper, September, 1997
Using Symmetry to Reduce Planning Complexity: A Case Study on Sheet Metal Production
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Conference Paper, September, 1997
Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Parts: Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning and to Resolve Manufacturability Problems
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Journal Article, Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 281 - 294, January, 1997
Multi-part setup planning for sheet metal bending operations
Satyandra Gupta and David Bourne

Conference Paper, ASME Computers in Engineering Conference, January, 1997
Automated Grasp Planning for Sheet Metal Bending
Harry K.H. Kim and David Bourne

Conference Paper, International Sessions on Dynamics, Systems, and Design, November, 1996
Compact 2D Pattern Development from 3D Polygonal Surfaces
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Conference Paper, January, 1996
Cooperative Planning Sheet Metal Bending
Harry K.H. Kim, David Bourne and Satyandra Gupta

Conference Paper, AIPS-96, January, 1996
Using virtual node generation to speed up sheet metal bending operation planning
Satyandra Gupta and David Bourne

Conference Paper, ASME Computers is Engineering Conference, January, 1996
Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning of Sheet Metal Parts
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Conference Paper, Proc. IEEE. Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 1, pp. 1020-1026, May, 1995
Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Parts: Using Features to Resolve Manufacturability Problems
David Bourne and Cheng-Hua Wang

Book Section/Chapter, Computer in Engineering 1995, pp. 745-753, January, 1995
A Behavior Oriented Control System for Machining
Yuan Qu and David Bourne

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-91-03, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, February, 1991
Toward the Interpretation of Acoustic Emissions in Machining
R. H. Sturges, David Bourne and Wei Yang

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-91-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990
Using the Feature Exchange Language in the Next Generation Controller
David Bourne and Duane Williams

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-90-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 1990
The Operational Feature Exchange Language
David Bourne, J. Baird, P. Erion and Duane Williams

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-90-06, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 1990
Relating Tolerances and Kinematic Behavior
David Bourne, Dundee Navin-Chandra and R. Ramaswamy

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-89-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1989
The Automated Craftsman, Preliminary Research
David Bourne

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-87-22, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1987
A Numberless, Tensed Language for Action Oriented Tasks
David Bourne

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-82-12, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1982
Designing Programming Languages for Manufacturing Cells
David Bourne and Paul Fussell

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-82-05, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 1982
Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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