Sensory Robotics for the Handling of Limp Materials

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This book comprises a collection of revised and updated papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Sensory Robotics for the Handling of Limp Materials, held in October 1988 in Italy. The volume brings together for the first time a set of papers describing applications work in this area. It includes surveys of the technological tools now available in sensing and control and several more specialized papers on approaches to providing the tools which will be required in the future. There are also summaries of the discussion sessions, where attempts were made to identify trends and future needs in automated shoe manufacture, automated garment manufacture, sensing, and planning and control. The reader will find the volume to be a useful reference to much important applied research in the area. It identifies research needs which will provide significant challenges for the robotics, sensing and control communities for many years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540522997
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Pages: 343

Table of Contents

I. Shoes and Composites.- Sensory robotics related to shoe manufacture.- Automated application of soles to shoes.- Round table discussion Sensory robotics for shoes: Trends and future needs.- Robotic handling and lay-up of advanced composite materials — an overview.- II. Garment manufacturing.- A challenge to develop fully automated garment manufacture.- Limp materials research at North Carolina State University.- Sensory robotics: Identifying sewing problems.- Progress towards automated garment manufacture.- Projects for the garment industry at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA), Stuttgart.- Analysis of a ply-separation gripper.- Round table discussion Sensory robotics in garment manufacture: Trends and future needs.- III. Sensing.- 2D vision techniques for the handling of limp materials.- 3D sensing for robot vision.- An expandable multimicroprocessor system for visual inspection.- Tactile sensors: Application assessment for robotic handling of limp materials.- Round table discussion Sensing: Trends and future research.- IV. Planning and Control.- Trajectory planning and obstacle avoidance.- Planning and sensing tradeoffs in robotics.- Analysis of a probabilistic framework for an intelligent workcell.- Adaptive control.- Fault tolerant microprocessor systems for industrial control.- Round table discussion Planning and control: Trends and future research.- V. Round-up.- Final round table discussion.- List of speakers.- List of participants.
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