Gearing Up and Accelerating Cross‐fertilization between Academic and Industrial Robotics Research in Europe:

Technology Transfer Experiments from the ECHORD Project

Author: Florian Röhrbein,Germano Veiga,Ciro Natale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319038389

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 346

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This monograph by Florian Röhrbein, Germano Veiga and Ciro Natale is an edited collection of 15 authoritative contributions in the area of robot technology transfer between academia and industry. It comprises three parts on Future Industrial Robotics, Robotic Grasping as well as Human-Centered Robots. The book chapters cover almost all the topics nowadays considered ‘hot’ within the robotics community, from reliable object recognition to dexterous grasping, from speech recognition to intuitive robot programming, from mobile robot navigation to aerial robotics, from safe physical human-robot interaction to body extenders. All contributions stem from the results of ECHORD – the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development, a large-scale integrating project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme from 2009 to 2013. ECHORD’s two main pillars were the so-called experiments, 51 small-sized industry-driven research projects and the structured dialog a powerful interaction instrument between the stakeholders. The results described in this volume are expected to shed new light on innovation and technology transfer from academia to industry in the field of robotics.
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Welding Mechanisation and Automation in Shipbuilding Worldwide

Production Methods and Trends Based on Yard Capacity

Author: R Boekholt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857093193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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This report contains information from more than sixty shipyards from around the world, and gives a unique inventory of the different aspects of welding mechanization and automation used in building large, middle and small-sized ships. Shipbuilders, marine engineers and trade organisations will welcome and value this unique collection of data, assembled for the first time in such a comprehensive format, and interpreted by the author into trends for the future operation of the industry.
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The Welding Workplace

Technology Change and Work Management for a Global Welding Industry

Author: R Boekholt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1855738856

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The welding industry is in the process of change and under pressure. New processes and new materials are being introduced in the wake of increasingly tough competition. In this book, Richard Boekholt, a senior welding consultant with vast experience and a uniquely international outlook, has compiled and summarised international practice within the field of welding developed from a European Union study 'Working Life 2000. The Welding Industry in Technological Change: a Human Resource Perspective'. The book looks at the impact of automation and explains that, while some people may feel that the use of robotics and computers will threaten welders' jobs, in fact robots and computers will help welders, not replace them. At present welders are in demand and companies are faced with difficulties in recruiting and retaining good staff. It is through improved working conditions, which are presently often environmentally unsafe with workers exposed to smoke, noise, vibration and heavy physical labour, that companies can attract and keep workers. The book emphasises the importance of managing human resources and looks at new ways of doing this. A recognition of the importance of managing human resources and looks at new ways of doing this. A recognition of the importance of training, of instructors as well as workers, will be essential to achieve the dedicated, motivated and flexible workforce necessary to work with the new technologies of the 21st century.
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Handbook of Industrial Robotics

Author: Shimon Y. Nof

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471177838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1348

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About the Handbook of Industrial Robotics, Second Edition: "Once again, the Handbook of Industrial Robotics, in its Second Edition, explains the good ideas and knowledge that are needed for solutions." -Christopher B. Galvin, Chief Executive Officer, Motorola, Inc. "The material covered in this Handbook reflects the new generation of robotics developments. It is a powerful educational resource for students, engineers, and managers, written by a leading team of robotics experts." - Yukio Hasegawa, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Japan. "The Second Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Robotics organizes and systematizes the current expertise of industrial robotics and its forthcoming capabilities. These efforts are critical to solve the underlying problems of industry. This continuation is a source of power. I believe this Handbook will stimulate those who are concerned with industrial robots, and motivate them to be great contributors to the progress of industrial robotics." -Hiroshi Okuda, President, Toyota Motor Corporation. "This Handbook describes very well the available and emerging robotics capabilities. It is a most comprehensive guide, including valuable information for both the providers and consumers of creative robotics applications." -Donald A. Vincent, Executive Vice President, Robotic Industries Association 120 leading experts from twelve countries have participated in creating this Second Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Robotics. Of its 66 chapters, 33 are new, covering important new topics in the theory, design, control, and applications of robotics. Other key features include a larger glossary of robotics terminology with over 800 terms and a CD-ROM that vividly conveys the colorful motions and intelligence of robotics. With contributions from the most prominent names in robotics worldwide, the Handbook remains the essential resource on all aspects of this complex subject.
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Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2011), Montreal, Canada, 2-5 October 2011

Author: Hoda A. ElMaraghy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642238602

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 665

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The changing manufacturing environment requires more responsive and adaptable manufacturing systems. The theme of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2011) is “Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability”. Leading edge research and best implementation practices and experiences, which address these important issues and challenges, are presented. The proceedings include advances in manufacturing systems design, planning, evaluation, control and evolving paradigms such as mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and flexibility. New and important concepts such as the dynamic product families and platforms, co-evolution of products and systems, and methods for enhancing manufacturing systems’ economic sustainability and prolonging their life to produce more than one product generation are treated. Enablers of change in manufacturing systems, production volume and capability scalability and managing the volatility of markets, competition among global enterprises and the increasing complexity of products, manufacturing systems and management strategies are discussed. Industry challenges and future directions for research and development needed to help both practitioners and academicians are presented.
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Welding Handbook

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Welding

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A Management and Engineer's Guide to MIG Welding Quality, Costs, and Training

Author: Edward F. Craig

Publisher: Weldtrain

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gas metal arc welding

Page: 641

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MIG and flux cored weld results achieved with the world's most utilized welding equipment are frequently influenced by weld sales advice. This 600 plus page book has been called the MIG bible by some readers. It?s the most comprehensive book ever written on managing the MIG process. The book covers all aspects of controlling both the MIG and flux cored process.A MANAGER OR ENGINEER DOES NOT REQUIRE THE ABILITY TO WELD, HOWEVER THEY SHOULD HAVE THE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESS KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT MAKES A GOOD MIG OR FLUX CORED WELD.WHEN A MANAGER OR ENGINEER UNDERSTANDS HOW SALES INFLUENCE AND HYPE EFFECTS THE WELD SHOP THEY ARE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO WELD PROCESS MANAGEMENT. In the MIG Management book you will find; Extensive data on MIG gas selection, "without sales input". Over 100 pages on the problems with the pulsed process. How to establish effective weld process controls for robot cells. How to use special techniques to increase robot weld speeds. How to optimize manual and robot weld deposition rates. How to control sheet metal welds in automotive plants. How to best utilize MIG and flux cored for pipe welds.All this along with a unique simple method for controlling weld costs. These are just a few of the important topics. Without question this is the most practical and comprehensive book you will ever find on managing the MIG process.
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Robotic Welding

Author: Jack D. Lane

Publisher: Scholium International

ISBN: 9780948507250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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The Handbook of manufacturing software

a comprehensive directory

Author: Richard Kendall Miller,Kenneth A. Kovaly,Terri C. Walker

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Modern Welding Technology

Author: Howard B. Cary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electric welding

Page: 787

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This well-respected, introductory welding book contains coverage of the latest codes, materials, and processes necessary to become proficient in an ever more complex industry. The technology of welding is growing and the book's focus on arc welding processes and the use of steel in construction reflect those changes-while continuing to provide a comprehensive coverage of basic principles and theory. Contains content on hybrid welding and stir friction welding; background concepts and basic welding techniques; the latest standards, codes, and specifications provided by the AWS; the most recent information on the use of high strength metals, laser welding, and arc and oxyacetylene welding; specifications for filler materials, electrodes, brazing fluxes, etc.; computer-aided welding processes; the latest information on the training of welding personnel; and welding power sources. For any welding-related occupations, especially welding inspectors, technicians, or engineers.
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Papers

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Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Manufacturing and Management

Author: Myer Kutz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118112849

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

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Full coverage of manufacturing and management in mechanical engineering Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition provides a quick guide to specialized areas that engineers may encounter in their work, providing access to the basics of each and pointing toward trusted resources for further reading, if needed. The book's accessible information offers discussions, examples, and analyses of the topics covered, rather than the straight data, formulas, and calculations found in other handbooks. No single engineer can be a specialist in all areas that they are called upon to work in. It's a discipline that covers a broad range of topics that are used as the building blocks for specialized areas, including aerospace, chemical, materials, nuclear, electrical, and general engineering. This third volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbook covers Manufacturing & Management, and provides accessible and in-depth access to the topics encountered regularly in the discipline: environmentally benign manufacturing, production planning, production processes and equipment, manufacturing systems evaluation, coatings and surface engineering, physical vapor deposition, mechanical fasteners, seal technology, statistical quality control, nondestructive inspection, intelligent control of material handling systems, and much more. Presents the most comprehensive coverage of the entire discipline of Mechanical Engineering Focuses on the explanation and analysis of the concepts presented as opposed to a straight listing of formulas and data found in other handbooks Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or as single books Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Library and in electronic and other custom formats Engineers at all levels of industry, government, or private consulting practice will find Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3 an "off-the-shelf" reference they'll turn to again and again.
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Robomatix Reporter

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