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A Survey of Shape Similarity Assessment Algorithms for Product Design and Manufacturing Applications
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Shape similarity assessment is a fundamental geometric reasoning problem that finds application in several different product design and manufacturing applications. Expand
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A survey of snake-inspired robot designs.
Body undulation used by snakes and the physical architecture of a snake body may offer significant benefits over typical legged or wheeled locomotion designs in certain types of scenarios. A largeExpand
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Sustainability characterisation for manufacturing processes
Manufacturing industries lack the measurement science and the needed information base to measure and effectively compare environmental performances of manufacturing processes, across resources andExpand
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Toward Safe Human Robot Collaboration by Using Multiple Kinects Based Real-Time Human Tracking
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We present a multiple Kinects based exteroceptive sensing framework to achieve safe human-robot collaboration in a 3D Euclidean space based on an explicit human model and a forward physical simulation. Expand
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Geometric algorithms for automated design of multi-piece permanent molds
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Abstract Multi-piece molds, which consist of more than two mold pieces, are capable of producing very complex parts—parts that cannot be produced by the traditional molds. Expand
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New Directions in Design for Manufacturing
This paper gives an overview of research that is expanding the domain of design for manufacturing (DFM) into new and important areas. This paper covers DFM and concurrent engineering, DFM forExpand
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Manufacturability Analysis of Flatness Tolerances in Solid Freeform Fabrication
Increasingly, Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) processes are being considered for creating functional parts. In such applications, SFF can either be used for creating tooling (i.e., patterns forExpand
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Content-based assembly search: A step towards assembly reuse
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We identify templates for comprehensive search definitions and describe algorithms to perform content-based searches for mechanical assemblies. Expand
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Towards the development of a virtual environment-based training system for mechanical assembly operations
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In this paper, we discuss the development of Virtual Training Studio (VTS), a virtual environment-based training system that allows training supervisors to create training instructions and allows trainees to learn assembly operations in avirtual environment. Expand
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Algorithms for On-Line Monitoring of Micro Spheres in an Optical Tweezers-Based Assembly Cell
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This paper presents algorithms for estimating positions and orientations of microscale and nanoscale components in the 3-Dimensional assembly workspace. Expand
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