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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1995

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  • Developments in industrial robotics

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 156 - 160
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    The UK has a lower robot density than most of its industrial competitors. It is imperative that UK industry, if it is to enhance its current competitive position, makes significant improvements in the utilisation of robots. UK industry can benefit from its apparently poor position by learning from the experience of others. There are significant opportunities for the utilisation of robots in applic... View full abstract»

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  • Robots in gas turbine manufacture

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 161 - 165
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    Gas turbines are low volume, high variety, high value products, and consequently their production is similarly to much of engineering manufacture which operates on a batch production basis. The article describes the experiences of Rolls Royce in the use of robots, and includes details of the ESPRIT III funded InterRob 6457 project.<> View full abstract»

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  • Optical methods for calibrating and inspecting robots

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 166 - 173
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Noncontact, optical measurement systems can conveniently generate three dimensional coordinates of a target or reflector placed on a robot. Both static and dynamic measurements can be obtained, so providing ways of checking critical locations, monitoring performance or improving positioning ability by calibration techniques.<> View full abstract»

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  • Realistic robot simulation

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 174 - 176
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Simulation of industrial robots has become an important means for the increased efficient application of robots. However, the simulations still do not reflect a desired reality. A breakthrough has been achieved by defining the realistic robot simulation (RRS) interface. It enables the integration of original controller software into simulation systems. Now the motion behaviour of simulated robots ... View full abstract»

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  • The robot is in the post

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 177 - 181
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    Until recently robots have met with little success in the Royal Mail. Each time a robot system has achieved technical feasibility, the business case has been turned down. The cost justification for robots has been based on staff savings to be made. These have always been too low to balance the large capital cost required for robotic solutions. Recently the situation has changed significantly so th... View full abstract»

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  • A strategy for monitoring and control systems at major treatment works

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 185 - 192
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    Severn Trent Water operates a large number of major water and waste water treatment works. The monitoring and control of the process plant is typically provided by systems offering supervisory control and data acquisition and distributed control system functionality. The article describes the strategy developed by Severn Trent Water for the monitoring and control of these works. It comments on the... View full abstract»

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  • Professional development from graduation to 'grave': an alternative approach to training for software engineers

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 193 - 199
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    Many professional institutions are engaged in persuading, cajoling or mandating their members to carry out a certain amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually. Most of these professional institutions, in particular the engineering institutions which are nominated bodies of the Engineering Council, will not admit anyone to corporate membership unless he/she has demonstrated the a... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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