Summary and Conclusions

  • Mark R. Cutkosky
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 6)


General-purpose robots used in automated manufacturing cells are fast and flexible, but inherently unsuited for fine motion work. Methods are discussed in the literature for improving the accuracy of robots, but a better solution is to endow the robot with a wrist and active hand for fine work. The solution is effective because many manufacturing tasks can be broken into separate fine and gross motion subtasks.


Planar Contact Assembly Task Active Hand Fine Motion Distribute Control System 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark R. Cutkosky
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

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