THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ADVANCE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF VISION GUIDED ROBOTIC WELDING (SEAM TRACKING) BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERT SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF ADAPTING THE WELDING PARAMETERS TO COMPENSATE FOR WELDING PROCESS DISTURBANCIES.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3720
Amount: $49,709.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Automatix Inc
1000 Technology Park Dr, Billerica, MA, 01821
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR JOHN E AGAPAKIS
 (617) 667-7900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ADVANCE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF VISION GUIDED ROBOTIC WELDING (SEAM TRACKING) BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERT SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF ADAPTING THE WELDING PARAMETERS TO COMPENSATE FOR WELDING PROCESS DISTURBANCIES. IN PHASE I OF THE PROJECT, WE WILL FOCUS ON ADAPTATION TO JOINT GEOMETRY VARIATIONS AND ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF THE OVERALL APPROACH. EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED IN ORDER TO ANALYZE THE HUMAN WELDING ENGINEERING EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR THE INTIAL SELECTION, ITERATIVE REFINEMENT, AND ADJUSTMENT OF WELDING PARAMETERS IN RESPONSE TO CONDITION VARIATIONS. A PROTOTYPE RULE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR JOINT GEOMETRY ADAPTATION WILL BE DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO AUGMENT CONVENTIONAL SEAMTRACKING. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK WILL BE ESTABLISHED AND PRESENTED IN A PROPOSAL FOR PHASE II.

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