Assembly Automation: Volume 19 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Part feeding: in search of the universal “turning” machine

Ken Goldberg

Examines the available sources for current research into improving the performance of mechanical part feeders.


New generation servomotors

Yoshihiro Kusuda

During the past couple of years advances in technology have dramatically improved servomotor torque performance, and reduced their size and weight to one third compared to…

Monitoring cavity pressure perfects injection molding

Christopher Collins

Only continuously monitoring cavity pressure allows the detailed recording of the injection molding process in the injection, compression and holding pressure phases. It…


The reality of virtual reality

Brian Rooks

The application of virtual reality (VR) in industry was the subject of a seminar at Cadcentre in Cambridge. The event, organised for UK VR Forum, the UK DTI’s VR awareness…


Inexpensive conveyor‐based parts feeding

Kevin M. Lynch

This paper describes a manipulation primitive called toppling – knocking a part over. We derive the mechanical conditions for toppling and describe two applications to…

Tuning robotic part feeder parameters to maximize throughput

Dadi Gudmundsson, Ken Goldberg

We study a programmable robotic part feeder that relies on a sequence of three conveyor belts to singulate and re‐circulate parts. In industrial practice, belt speeds are…

Generating training data for neural‐network‐based pose recognition in parts feeding

William R. Murray, Daniel A. Billingsley

The capability of an artificial neural network to determine part pose by processing image data from the silhouette of a back‐lit part has been established in recently…




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