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Computer Vision and Sensor-Based Robots

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PUMA: Programmable Universal Machine for Assembly

  • R. C. BeecherAffiliated withGeneral Motors Manufacturing Development

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Abstract

The General Motors PUMA development is an approach to the mechanization of relatively low volume automobile sub-assemblies. PUMA is a combination of robots, parts feeders, special purpose machines, and humans working in concert on an indexing conveyor or turntable.