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1. Performance Measurements of Motion Capture Systems used for AGV and Robot Arm Evaluation
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 6/12/2015
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Joseph A Falco, Tsai Hong Hong
Abstract: Multi-camera motion capture systems are commercially available and are typically used in the entertainment industry to track human motions for video gaming and movies. These systems are proving useful as ground truth measurement systems to assess the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918302

2. Virtual Fusion: State of the Art in Component Simulation/Emulation for Manufacturing
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 6/12/2015
Authors: William S Harrison, Frederick M Proctor
Abstract: Simulation is an indispensable part of design and analysis in a near infinite space of applications. Every day, simulation is applied to new problems as well as giving further insight into existing ones. Additionally, advancements in computing have e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916533

3. Automated Guided Vehicle Bumper Test Method Development
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8029
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 6/2/2015
Authors: Richard J Norcross, Roger V Bostelman, Joseph A Falco
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing test methods for contact bumpers used on Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) as basis for safety standards. This paper describes proposed test methods, force measurements for c ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915092

4. Applied Force-based Multi-Fingered Grasping and Manipulation Control
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 5/30/2015
Author: Karl Van Wyk
Abstract: This work presents experimental results on a recently developed manipulation controller applied to a multi-fingered robotic hand to execute both grasping and manipulation tasks. The active control strategy was applied to a three-fingered, seven degre ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918212

5. Navigation Performance Evaluation for Automated Guided Vehicles
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 5/12/2015
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Tsai Hong Hong, Geraldine S Cheok
Abstract: Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), an industrial form of mobile robot, typically navigate using a central computer commanding AGV movement on predefined paths. Although, how well they follow these paths is less defined in research articles and their ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918241

6. Literature Review of Mobile Robots for Manufacturing
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8022
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 5/6/2015
Authors: Michael O Shneier, Roger V Bostelman
Abstract: Mobile robots are devices that can move autonomously to accomplish their goals. This paper provides a review of such robots, mainly oriented towards manufacturing applications. It describes the kinds of mobile robots that are used and what criter ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915942

7. Performance Measurement of Mobile Manipulators
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 4/24/2015
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Tsai Hong Hong, Jeremy A Marvel
Abstract: This paper describes a concept for measuring the reproducible performance of mobile manipulators to be used for assembly or other similar tasks. An AGV with an onboard robot arm was programmed to repeatedly move to and stop at a novel, reconfigurabl ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918268

8. Proceedings of the Cybersecurity for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Symposium
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8041
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 4/10/2015
Author: Celia Paulsen
Abstract: Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) involves fabricating physical objects from a data file using computer-controlled processes with little to no human intervention. It includes Additive Manufacturing (AM), 3D printing, rapid prototyping, etcetera. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918026

9. Measurement Science Needs for Real-time Control of Additive Manufacturing Powder Bed Fusion Processes
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8036
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 3/15/2015
Authors: Mahesh Mani, Brandon M Lane, M Alkan Donmez, Shaw C Feng, Shawn P Moylan, Ronnie R. Fesperman Jr.
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing is increasingly used in the development of new products: from conceptual design to functional parts and tooling. However, today, variability in part quality due to inadequate dimensional tolerances, surface roughness, and d ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917084

10. Performance Evaluation Methods for Human Detection and Tracking Systems for Robotic Applications
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8045
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 3/14/2015
Authors: Michael O Shneier, Tsai Hong Hong, Kamel S Saidi, William P Shackleford
Abstract: Detecting and tracking people is becoming more important in robotic applications because of the increasing demand for collaborative work in which people interact closely with and in the same workspace as robots. New safety standards allow people ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917781



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