PUMA: Programmable Universal Machine for Assembly



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.


Adaptive Control Assembly Task Dead Reckoning Production Floor Peripheral Equipment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Motors Manufacturing DevelopmentWarrenUSA

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