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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Manfred Huber, for endless excellent guidance in exploring different aspects of the problem. I would like to thank my committee members, Dr. Jean Gao and Dr. Gergely Zaruba for encouraging and giving invaluable advice. I also thank Dr. Christine Murray for taking the time to review my dissertation. A(More)
This paper describes preliminary results from using reactive control architecture, known as CAPSC (Control Architecture for Poor Strip Cutting), which is designed for a gas cutting robot in Gwangyang steelworks, South Korea. This gas cutting mobile robot, called APSCR (Autonomous Poor Strip Cutting Robot) is designed to identify the poor strips, move an(More)
Factory automation has been largely applied on the existing infrastructure of the steel industry in the perspective of increasing production, reducing cost, increasing customer satisfaction, and sustaining the global competition. Many workers, however, have still physically suffered from the backbreaking work due to the two twelve-hour shifts and(More)
We present an equipment development for PET banding header that complements the steel banding machine currently being installed in Pohang Steel Works, South Korea. The PET banding header was developed due to the damage done on the surface of the cold rolling products whilst being transported. Because the PET Banding Header was designed as a friction-binding(More)
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