The Archimedes 2 mechanical assembly planning system

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We describe the implementation and performance of Archimedes 2, an integrated mechanical assembly planning system. Archimedes 2 includes two planners, two assembly sequence animation facilities, and an associated robotic workcell. Both planners use full 3 dimensional data. A rudimentary translator from high level assembly plans to control code for the robotic workcell has also been implemented. We can translate data from a commercial CAD system into input data for the system, which has allowed us to plan assembly sequences for many industrial assemblies. Archimedes 2 has been used to plan sequences for assemblies consisting of 5 to 109 parts. We ... continued below

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Kaufman, S.G.; Wilson, R.H.; Jones, R.E.; Calton, T.L. & Ames, A.L. March 1, 1996.

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We describe the implementation and performance of Archimedes 2, an integrated mechanical assembly planning system. Archimedes 2 includes two planners, two assembly sequence animation facilities, and an associated robotic workcell. Both planners use full 3 dimensional data. A rudimentary translator from high level assembly plans to control code for the robotic workcell has also been implemented. We can translate data from a commercial CAD system into input data for the system, which has allowed us to plan assembly sequences for many industrial assemblies. Archimedes 2 has been used to plan sequences for assemblies consisting of 5 to 109 parts. We have also successfully taken a CAD model of an assembly, produced an optimized assembly sequence for it, and translated the plan into robot code, which successfully assembles the device specified in the model.

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  • IEEE international conference on robotics and automation, Minneapolis, MN (United States), 22-28 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96006473
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0396C
  • Report No.: CONF-960448--12
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 230568
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668368

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Kaufman, S.G.; Wilson, R.H.; Jones, R.E.; Calton, T.L. & Ames, A.L. The Archimedes 2 mechanical assembly planning system, article, March 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668368/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.