Issue No. 09 - September (1975 vol. 24)
P.M. Will , Computer Sciences Department, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
This paper describes the software and hardware architecture of a system designed as a research tool for experiments on programming the computer controlled assembly of mechanical objects. The software consists of a real-time control level and a background level in which an on-line interpreter permits interactive programming. The hardware consists of a manipulator with sensory feedback coupled to an IBM System/7. Additional facilities are available through a link to an IBM System/370 Model 145. The application of the system to sample assemblies is also discussed.
Experimental system, manipulator, mechanical assembly, robot.
D. Grossman and P. Will, "An Experimental System for Computer Controlled Mechanical Assembly," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 879-888, 1975.