This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners interested is sharing their points of view on industry needs for robotic assembly in the manufacturing sector and the application of collaborative robots, end-effector technologies, and artificial intelligence to solve the small/medium parts assembly problem with emphasis on low-volume, high-mix production operations. The workshop will help to identify the challenges associated with implementing robotic assembly by first exploring the application space through presentations by leading experts in the automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods manufacturing sectors. In addition, keynote presentations and a poster session will highlight work underway that is already addressing the challenges in this application space. Finally, tools to benchmark research progress in mechanical assembly that are designed with reference to existing design-for-assembly (DFA) methods will be presented.
Topics of interest include:
* Robotic Assembly
* Force Based Control
* Collaborative Robots
* End-Effector Technologies, including Robotic Hands
* Dexterous Manipulation
* Artificial Intelligence
* Performance Measures and Benchmarks
The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. During a flash talk presentation, presenters will have one minute to introduce their work to all workshop attendees.
To participate, please submit by June 15 2018, an extended abstract of 1-2 pages (in PDF format, IEEE regular paper format) via email to all the organizers: