Automated robot-based screw insertion system

Bruno Lara, Kaspar Althoefer, Lakmal D. Seneviratne

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Abstract

This paper introduces an automated robot-based system for the insertion of self-tapping screws into unthreaded holes. The system consists of three main components: a manipulator-guided screwdriver, a camera and a system which controls and monitors the overall process. The focus of this paper is on the key stages of the insertion procedure: a) detection of the insertion location by means of a camera, b) positioning of the electrical screwdriver employing a manipulator, and c) appropriately monitored insertion of a screw. Experiments were carried out in order to identify the requirements needed for a fully automated insertion system. Results are presented.

Original languageBritish English
Pages2440-2445
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 24th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON. Part 4 (of 4) - Aachen, Ger
Duration: 31 Aug 19984 Sep 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 24th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON. Part 4 (of 4)
CityAachen, Ger
Period31/08/984/09/98

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