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Bringing path planning and lean automation together

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Abstract


  • In order to achieve higher productivity and flexibility, manufacturing industry is turning increasingly to robotics based lean automation systems. This lean approach presents a series of new challenges for the control, operation and programming of robotic hardware implemented to carry out a range of manufacturing processes. This paper reviews relevant path planning methodologies alongside a specific set of requirements for a manipulator operating in a lean automation workcell. Then, new challenges to path planning for a lean automation system are presented. Finally, a framework for a new path planner is developed and its performance is compared to existing methods. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Polden, J., Pan, Z., Larkin, N. & Van Duin, S. (2012). Bringing path planning and lean automation together. Advanced Materials Research, 591-593 1371-1375.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871037450

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8213&context=engpapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5281

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1371

End Page


  • 1375

Volume


  • 591-593

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • In order to achieve higher productivity and flexibility, manufacturing industry is turning increasingly to robotics based lean automation systems. This lean approach presents a series of new challenges for the control, operation and programming of robotic hardware implemented to carry out a range of manufacturing processes. This paper reviews relevant path planning methodologies alongside a specific set of requirements for a manipulator operating in a lean automation workcell. Then, new challenges to path planning for a lean automation system are presented. Finally, a framework for a new path planner is developed and its performance is compared to existing methods. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Polden, J., Pan, Z., Larkin, N. & Van Duin, S. (2012). Bringing path planning and lean automation together. Advanced Materials Research, 591-593 1371-1375.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871037450

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8213&context=engpapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5281

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1371

End Page


  • 1375

Volume


  • 591-593

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland