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Agility Performance of Robotic Systems

The application of robotics in manufacturing assembly is hindered by their lack of agility, their large changeover times for new tasks and new … more

Performance Assessment Framework for Robotic Systems

Most assembly tasks are not readily automatable today due to robots’ limited perception, mobility, and dexterity. 1,2 Furthermore, there are no … more

Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping

With a growing number of robot hands, there is an increasing need to capture their individual competencies and characteristics under a unified … more

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the incompatibility between robots and the next … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems

The widespread use of robots in flexible factory environments is limited by the robots’ inability to coordinate, communicate, and understand their … more

Tools for Collaborative Robots within SME Workcells

Despite the potential quality and productivity advantages, small and medium enterprises have lagged in the adoption of robotic systems within their … more

Instruments
Robotics Test Facility

Located on the NIST Gaithersburg campus, the Robotics Test Facility – also known as Building 207 – is a laboratory for developing standard methods … more

Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

TThe NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a … more

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