Multi-robots to micro-surgery: Selected robotic applications at Sandia National Laboratories

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The Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) at Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program organization, pursuing research, development and applications in a wide range of field. Activities range from large-scale applications such as nuclear facility dismantlement for the US Department of Energy (DOE), to aircraft inspection and refurbishment, to automated script and program generation for robotic manufacturing and assembly, to miniature robotic devices and sensors for remote sensing and micro-surgery. This paper describes six activities in the large and small scale that are underway and either nearing technology transfer stage or seeking industrial partners to continue application development. The topics ... continued below

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Bennett, P.C. November 1, 1996.

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  • Bennett, P.C. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) at Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program organization, pursuing research, development and applications in a wide range of field. Activities range from large-scale applications such as nuclear facility dismantlement for the US Department of Energy (DOE), to aircraft inspection and refurbishment, to automated script and program generation for robotic manufacturing and assembly, to miniature robotic devices and sensors for remote sensing and micro-surgery. This paper describes six activities in the large and small scale that are underway and either nearing technology transfer stage or seeking industrial partners to continue application development. The topics of the applications include multiple arm coordination for intuitively maneuvering large, ungainly work pieces; simulation, analysis and graphical training capability for CP-5 research reactor dismantlement; miniature robots with volumes of 16 cubic centimeters and less developed for inspection and sensor deployment; and biomedical sensors to enhance automated prosthetic device production and fill laparoscopic surgery information gap.

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  • ETAR `96: 1996 emerging technologies in advanced robotics, London (United Kingdom), 2-3 Dec 1996

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  • Other: DE97001314
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2812C
  • Report No.: CONF-961241--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 414363
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686303

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Bennett, P.C. Multi-robots to micro-surgery: Selected robotic applications at Sandia National Laboratories, article, November 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686303/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.