Automated configuration of gripper systems for assembly tasks

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Until now, many design and manufacturing tasks have only seen partial computerization. One such task is that of assembly planning. This paper presents a system for use in a subarea of assembly planning, the configuration of grippers for robotic assembly. The system is fully automated and thus represents a departure from current practice. The paper gives an example of the application of the system to simple gripper design problems.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1649
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


  • ICAD, intelligent design, robotic assembly, robot grippers