Assembly Automation: Volume 36 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

An interactive virtual lighting maintenance environment for human factors evaluation

Qichang He, Shiguang Qiu, Xiumin Fan, Keyan Liu

The paper aims to establish a virtual lighting maintenance environment (VLME), and to analyze the visibility-related human factors (HFs) during maintenance operations…

Design for assembly and disassembly for remanufacturing

SL Soh, S K Ong, A Y C Nee

This research aims to propose a methodology for a systematic, concurrent consideration of design for assembly (DFA) and disassembly guidelines and constraints for product…


Error sensitivity analysis of a microassembly system with coaxial alignment function

Xin Ye, Pan Liu, Zhijing Zhang, Chao Shao, Yan Li

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the sensitivity of the motion error parameters in microassembly process, thereby improving the assembly accuracy. The motion errors…

A novel assembly simulation method based on semantics and geometric constraint

Pan Wang, Yuan Li, Lin Yu, Jie Zhang, Zhijia Xu

The purpose of this paper is to provide a novel assembly simulation method to reduce the repetitive and tedious assembly simulation work. Currently, assembly simulation is…

A multi-manned assembly line balancing problem with classified teams: a new approach

Hamid Yilmaz, Mustafa Yilmaz

Within team-oriented approaches, tasks are assigned to teams before being assigned to workstations as a reality of industry. So it becomes clear, which workers assemble…

An efficient evolutionary method of assembly sequence planning for shipbuilding industry

Remigiusz Romuald Iwankowicz

The purpose of this paper is to develop the method of generating assembly sequences, which can be used in the shipbuilding industry. The method must take into account the…

Geometric tolerance analysis through Jacobian model for rigid assemblies with translational deviations

Wilma Polini, Andrea Corrado

The purpose of this paper is to carry out a tolerance analysis with geometric tolerances by means of the Jacobian model. Tolerance analysis is an important task to design…

Determination of the base position and working area for mobile manipulators

Shunan Ren, Xiangdong Yang, Jing Xu, Guolei Wang, Ying Xie, Ken Chen

The purpose of this paper is to determine the base position and the largest working area for mobile manipulators. The base position determines the workspace of the mobile…

Synchronization of discrete-time multi-agent systems under input sets with limited precision

Yang Meng, Zi Wang

This paper aims to study that for multi-agent systems, how to find proper control protocols to ensure synchronization when the input set of each agent is not the whole…

Human-inspired motion model of upper-limb with fast response and learning ability – a promising direction for robot system and control

Hong Qiao, Chuan Li, Peijie Yin, Wei Wu, Zhi-Yong Liu

Human movement system is a Multi-DOF, redundant, complex and nonlinear system formed by coordinating combination of neural system, bones, muscles and joints, which is…



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1980 – 2022

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  • Prof Hong Qiao