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Title: Reconfigurable assembly work station

Abstract

A reconfigurable autonomous workstation includes a multi-faced superstructure including a horizontally-arranged frame section supported on a plurality of posts. The posts form a plurality of vertical faces arranged between adjacent pairs of the posts, the faces including first and second faces and a power distribution and position reference face. A controllable robotic arm suspends from the rectangular frame section, and a work table fixedly couples to the power distribution and position reference face. A plurality of conveyor tables are fixedly coupled to the work table including a first conveyor table through the first face and a second conveyor table through the second face. A vision system monitors the work table and each of the conveyor tables. A programmable controller monitors signal inputs from the vision system to identify and determine orientation of the component on the first conveyor table and control the robotic arm to execute an assembly task.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1409022
Patent Number(s):
9,815,155
Application Number:
14/674,687
Assignee:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002217
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lin, Yhu-Tin, Abell, Jeffrey A., and Spicer, John Patrick. Reconfigurable assembly work station. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lin, Yhu-Tin, Abell, Jeffrey A., & Spicer, John Patrick. Reconfigurable assembly work station. United States.
Lin, Yhu-Tin, Abell, Jeffrey A., and Spicer, John Patrick. Tue . "Reconfigurable assembly work station". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409022.
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abstractNote = {A reconfigurable autonomous workstation includes a multi-faced superstructure including a horizontally-arranged frame section supported on a plurality of posts. The posts form a plurality of vertical faces arranged between adjacent pairs of the posts, the faces including first and second faces and a power distribution and position reference face. A controllable robotic arm suspends from the rectangular frame section, and a work table fixedly couples to the power distribution and position reference face. A plurality of conveyor tables are fixedly coupled to the work table including a first conveyor table through the first face and a second conveyor table through the second face. A vision system monitors the work table and each of the conveyor tables. A programmable controller monitors signal inputs from the vision system to identify and determine orientation of the component on the first conveyor table and control the robotic arm to execute an assembly task.},
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year = {Tue Nov 14 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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