To benefit the quality and productivity of manufacturing worldwide,
our goal is to bring together researchers and students to develop
"algorithmic" approaches to automation and manufacturing.
|A Blade Primitive for Feeding 3D Parts on Vibratory Tracks |
©Onno C. Goemans and A. Frank van der Stappen
Utrecht University, Marshall Anderson and Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
|A V-trap for Feeding 3D Parts on a Vibratory Track|
© Onno C. Goemans and A. Frank van der Stappen
|The Stable Poses of Objects Supported by Multiple Contact|
© Elon Rimon, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Automation for manufacturing today is where computer technology was in
the early 1960's, a patchwork of ad-hoc solutions lacking a rigorous
scientific methodology. CAD provides detailed models of part
geometry. What's missing is formal models of part behavior,
frameworks for the systematic design of automated systems that handle
(e.g. assemble, inspect, sort, feed) parts, and tools for
rigorous specification, analysis, and synthesis.
The "Turing Machine" introduced an elegant model of computing with
precise vocabulary and operations that formalized concepts of
Equivalence, Correctness, Completeness, and Complexity. Can we apply
Turing to ManufacTuring?.
Algorithmic Automation abstractions can allow the functionality of
automation to be designed independent of the underlying implementation
and can provide the foundation for formal specification and analysis,
algorithmic design, consistency checking and optimization. Algorithmic
Automation thus facilitates integrity, reliability, interoperability,
and maintainability and upgrading of automation.
interest include, but are not limited to:
- Foundations (computational geometry, data structures, complexity and completeness)
- Mechanical Models (friction, dynamics, deformation, tolerancing)
- Open-Source Modeling and Simulation Systems
- Grasping, Fixturing, Caging
- Feeding, Sorting, Singulating
- Casting, Molding
- Assembly and Disassembly
- Machining and Tool Path Generation
- Rapid Prototyping
- Part Design for Feeding/Casting/etc.
- Modular Hardware Devices and Systems
Third Workshop on Algorithmic Automation, Robotics: Systems and
Sciences (RSS), Seattle,WA. June 25-28 2009.
- Second Workshop
on Algorithmic Automation, IEEE International Conference on
Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), Washington DC. 23 August,
Workshop on Algorithmic Automation, IEEE International Conference on
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena CA. 20 May, 2008.
Workshop on Contact Models for Manipulation and Locomotion, IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena
CA. 19 May, 2008.
Robotics and the Next Steps for National Security, by Jena Baker
McNeill and Ethel Machi, Heritage Foundation article, 30 November,
- Made in America isn't dead, it's just different.
, Associated Press, 22 February, 2009.
- June 2008 Msg from IEEE-USA President: Robotics: Intriguing Students, Bolstering Manufacturing and Saving Lives
- Assembly-Line Adaptive Netbot (ALAN): A Practical
Robot for Industry.
The OpenSTORM Project: A Proposal for an Open Simulation TOol for Robotics,
Automation, and Manufacturing
- CCC / CRA Roadmapping for
Robotics Workshops: Mfg and Automation Robotics Workshop.
- Eighth Workshop on the Algorithmic
Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), Guanajuato, Mexico. 7-9 Dec,
- Op-Ed: "Made in
the USA" Can be Revitalized. Article and links about US Mfg
Needs, by Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley) and Vijay Kumar (UPenn), with
input from Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley), George Bekey (USC), Brian
Carlisle (Precise Automation), David Dornfeld (UC Berkeley), Erika
Fuchs (Carnegie Mellon), Pradeep Khosla (Carnegie Mellon), Yoram Koren
(U. Michigan), Peter Luh (U. Connecticut), Matt Mason (Carnegie
Mellon), Deirdre Meldrum (Arizona State), Richard Pearson (NCMS),
Sanjay Sarma (MIT), Shankar Sastry (UC Berkeley), Warren Seering
(MIT), Jeff Trinkle (RPI), Richard Volz (Texas A&M), Peter Will (USC),
Paul Wright (UC Berkeley), and John Zysman (UC Berkeley).
Printable version (pdf). Oct 2007.
the Turing into Manufacturing: Recent Developments in the Science of
Automation, PARC Forum Presentation, July 2007. [Video/Audio]
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
- Nancy Amato, Texas A&M
- Karl Bohringer, U. Washington
- Joe Bordogna, U. Penn
- Joel Burdick, Caltech
- Henrik Christensen, Georgia Tech
- Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley, Co-Founder
- Dan Halperin, Tel Aviv U., Israel
- Hirochika Inoue, U. Tokyo
- Lydia Kavraki, Rice U.
- Vijay Kumar, U. Penn, Co-Founder
- Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS, France
- Kevin Lynch, Northwestern U.
- Dinesh Manocha, UNC
- Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon U.
- Bud Mishra, NYU
- Todd Murphey, U. Colorado
- Elon Rimon, Technion, Israel
- Warren Seering, MIT
- Robert Tilove, General Motors Research
- Jeff Trinkle, RPI
- Frank van der Stappen, U. Utrecht, Holland, Co-Founder
- Michael Wang, CUHK, Hong Kong
Bulgarian translation courtesy of
Dimitar Teykiyski at Go Science.