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USE OF ROBOTICS IN AUTOMATIC FACTORY ASSEMBLY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
898
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
898
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALYTICAL BIOLOGICAL SERVICES, INC.
ANALYTICAL BIOLOGICAL SERVICES 701-4 CORNELL BUSINESS PARK WILMINGTON, DE 19801
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: USE OF ROBOTICS IN AUTOMATIC FACTORY ASSEMBLY
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,568.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF USING A CLUSTER CONTROLLER AND OFF-LINE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM FOR A CLUSTER OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS, PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS AND VISION SYSTEMS IN A FACTORY ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOW VOLUME ASSEMBLY. THE FOLLOWING ISSUES WILL BE INVESTIGATED: 1. USE FLEXIBLE TOOLING/GRIPPERS/HANDS FOR ASSEMBLY TASKS USING ROBOT 2. USE OF IEEE 802 AS A NETWORK STANDARD FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF A CAD SYSTEM TO A NETWORK OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS, PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS AND VISION SYSTEMS IN A FACTORY. 3. USE OF THE CAD SYSTEM FOR THE ADDITIONAL PURPOSE OF SIMULATION AND SOLID MODELING OF THE ROBOT AND ITS WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR OFF-LINE PROGRAMMING. SPECIFICALLY, A CAD SYSTEM BASED ON VAX-780 HARDWARE (DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION) AND AMERICAN ROBOT'S MERLIN (TM) ROBOT AND FACTORY PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER AND MAGICEYE (TM) VISION SYSTEM WILL BE USED IN THIS INVESTIGATION.

Principal Investigator:

Shafi Motiwalla
4127873000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Robot Corp.
121 Industry Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No