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Tool to Improve Efficiency in Large Scale Manufacturing.


pdf icon Tool to Improve Efficiency in Large Scale Manufacturing. (273 K)
Bostelman, R.; Shackleford, W.; Proctor, F.; Albus, J.; Lytle, A. M.

NIST SP 989; September 2002.

International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 205-210SARC). Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. September 23-25, 2002, 197-202 pp, 2002.

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Keywords:

robotics; construction; manufacturing; ships; cables

Abstract:

NIST is working directly with industry to improve repair and conversion operations of ships in dry dock. This work allows transfer of technology to construction and other industries requiring worker-access to large, external surfaces with minimum footprint and maximum system rigidity and control, while augmenting conventional suspended-scaffold systems and moving toward more autonomous large-scale manufacturing applications such as building construction.