Assembly Automation: Volume 21 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Automation: crossing the final frontier

Peter Fox

Describes the historical limitations to full automation and the recent developments in technology and its application that now make full automation possible. Discusses the…


Manufacturing Week targets assembly and vision

Brian Rooks

A report on the 2000 Manufacturing Week exhibition in which automation was one of the focused sections. Two areas in this section – assembly systems and vision – are…

Assembly Net: precision assembly technologies for mini and micro products

Mauro Onori

Reports on the findings of an International Workshop on (Flexible) Assembly Automation held at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in May 2000. This workshop…

EmailWare: a tool for e‐manufacturing

J. Norberto Pires

Presents a monitoring and inspecting tool for manufacturing set‐ups. A general software architecture for this type of application, which is distributed, object‐oriented…

Assembly skill acquisition via reinforcement learning

H.Y.K. Lau, I.S.K. Lee

A neural network controller is proposed for the motion control of robot manipulators with force/torque feedback signals. This controller is trained with reinforcement…

Internet‐based robotic systems for teleoperation

Huosheng Hu, Lixiang Yu, Pui Wo Tsui, Quan Zhou

Today’s Internet technology provides a convenient way for us to develop an integrated network environment for the diversified applications of different robotic systems. To…

Synchronisation of material flow and assembly in hybrid and modular systems

D. Spath, M. Baumeister

The increasing demand for market‐oriented production leads to shorter product life‐cycles, growing product variety and, therefore, changing lot sizes. These critical lot…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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