System for analyzing automatic assembly and disassembly operations

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

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A system for evaluating products in their design phase has been developed. It is integrated into a CAD/CAM environment to calculate cost for assembling and disassembling parts. In previous work, a generic assembly and disassembly model was developed to represent operations required for product manufacturing and demanufacturing. To be useful, the model requires a method for translating high-level instructions from product designers into low-level assembly and disassembly instructions. This paper presents a set of rules for accomplishing this task. The developed rules are used for manipulating strings representing parts and handlers in binary assembly and disassembly operations. A telephone assembly and disassembly simulation is used to illustrate the developed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3695-3700
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - Dec 3 2000
EventICRA 2000: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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