CAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future

Volume III: Robotics and Plant Automation

  • Birendra Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Planning for Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mahyar Izadi, Ebrahim Karbassioon, Mori Toosi
      Pages 8-11
    3. Automated Systems

      1. Y. Beauchamp, T. J. Stobbe, K. Ghosh
        Pages 15-20
      2. Bernard C. Jiang, J. T. Black
        Pages 21-26
      3. Subramaniam Ganesan, Kuriakose Athappilli
        Pages 27-31
      4. E. S. Geskin, W. L. Chen, W. T. Lee
        Pages 32-36
      5. Satyendra P. Rana, Sanjeev Taneja, Ambrish Vashishta
        Pages 37-41
  3. Automated Assembly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Frank L. Bracken, Gerard E. Insolia, Emory W. Zimmers Jr.
      Pages 54-58
    3. Charles Kosta, Mark Miller, Patrick Krolak
      Pages 59-63
    4. Z. Mehdi, R. Sagar, T. P. Sattar
      Pages 64-69
    5. Ganapathy G. Raman, Tien-Chien Chang
      Pages 70-74
  4. Robot Programming and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. I. J. Cox, D. A. Kapilow, W. J. Kropfl, J. E. Shopiro
      Pages 82-88
    3. Frank L. Severance, Ralph Tanner
      Pages 89-94
    4. H.-J. Bullinger, R. Menges, J. Warschat
      Pages 95-99
    5. James L. Hill, Sheng-Der Tang
      Pages 100-104
    6. Stephen J. Buckley
      Pages 105-110
  5. Kinematics, Dynamics and Path Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. George N. Sandor, Dilip Kohli, Tzu-Chen Weng
      Pages 113-119
    3. J. Jeswiet, T. N. Moore, W. Nshama
      Pages 125-131
    4. Ranvir S. Solanki, Kuldip S. Rattan, Ints Kaleps, Daniel W. Repperger
      Pages 132-138
    5. J. Borenstein, Y. Koren
      Pages 144-148
    6. Marcelo H. Ang Jr., Vassilios D. Tourassis
      Pages 166-170
  6. Object Recognition, Imaging and Sensors

  7. Control

About these proceedings


The complete shop floor automation - a "lights out factory", where workers initially set up all machines, turn off the lights, lock the door and the machine churns up the parts - remains an unfulfilled dream. Yet when we look at the enormity of the process of automation and integration even for the most simply conceived part factory, we can recognize that automation has been applied and is being applied, more so when it made sense from a cost/benefit standpoint. It is our nature to be dissatisfied with near term progress, but when we realize how short a time the tools to do that automation have been available, the progress is clearly noteworthy - considering the multitudes of factors and the environment we have to deal with. Most of the automa­ tion problems we confront in today's environment are multidisciplinary in nature. They require not just the knowledge and experience in various distinct fields but good cooperation from different disci­ plined organizations to adequately comprehend and solve such problems. In Volume III we have many examples that reflect the current state of the art techniques of robotics and plant automation. The papers for Volume III have been arranged in a logical order of automation planning, automated assembly, robot programming and simula­ tion, control, motion coordination, communication and networking to factories of the future.


CAD/CAM Factories of the Future Fertigung Fertigungsanlagen der Zukunft Produktivität automation communication computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) control knowledge organizations programming robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Birendra Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Services, Technical System Development, Electronic Data SystemsGeneral MotorsTroyUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-52328-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-52326-7
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