IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 3 • Sept. 2001

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  • Advances in prototyping

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 6
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  • Visionary prototyping

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 24
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    Today, besides introducing intelligence directly into equipment/systems through embedded microcomputers and providing virtual prototyping through enhanced computer-aided design/computer-aided engineering (CAD/CAE) facilities, information now is well regarded as an essential part of the integrated design approach whereby all members of the prototype development and manufacturing automation team can... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid manufacturing with custom fixturing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):25 - 32
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Reports research on an experimental system for automated manufacturing with custom fixturing. In this approach, high level, feature-based shape models are transformed automatically into process plans from which computer numeric code for target machining centres is then derived automatically. This approach is targeted initially at parts with 2.5D features, including sculpted-exterior profiles and f... View full abstract»

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  • Crafting large prototypes

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    Contour crafting utilizes computer-aided ancient sculpting techniques for fabrication of large components. The article presents the essentials of the contour crafting process, the status of research and development of the process, experiments with thermoplastics and ceramics materials, engineering analysis of certain aspects of the technology, and its potential application areas View full abstract»

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  • Practical prototyping

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):43 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (1)
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    The design of robotic mechanisms is a complex process involving geometric, kinematic, dynamic, tolerance, and stress analyses. In the design of a real system, the construction of a physical prototype is often considered. Indeed, a physical prototype helps the designer to identify the fundamental characteristics and the potential pitfalls of the proposed architecture. However, the design and fabric... View full abstract»

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  • Outdoor mobile robot learning and adaptation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):53 - 69
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    Describes online learning techniques for prototyping outdoor mobile robots operating in unstructured environments View full abstract»

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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