A hierarchical workcell model for intelligent assembly and disassembly

Swee M. Mok*, Chi Haur Wu, D. T. Lee

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Abstract

An intelligent Virtual Assembly and Disassembly (VIRAD) system that can be integrated into a CAD/CAM environment is developed for designers to evaluate products for assembly and disassembly efficiencies during the design process. The VIRAD system uses a hierarchical model of a Generic Assembly and Disassembly (GENAD) workcell to generate merging trees for simulating assembly and disassembly processes. In a GENAD workcell, every object is either a part for making a product or a handler to facilitate the workcell operations. Each workcell operation is associated with a cost for product assembly and disassembly. The estimated cost is used for representing a product's manufacturability, providing important feedback for the designer. This paper presents details of the GENAD workcell model and its inner representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages125-130
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780358066, 9780780358065
StatePublished - 1999
Event3rd IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 1999 - Monterey, United States
Duration: Nov 8 1999Nov 9 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 1999

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period11/8/9911/9/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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