16 February 1984 Adaptive Gas Metal Arc (GMA) Welder
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Proceedings Volume 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls; (1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939253
Event: 1983 Cambridge Symposium, 1983, Cambridge, United States
Unlike NC machine-tools, where the tool path is primary and the product shape results from it, in arc welding the product is primary, and the welder - human or robot - has to contend with poor fitups, bad preparations, inexact positionning etc. All this means one thing - adaptivity. The axtent to which this is reasonable is discussed, and then a research project, conducted at IICR with the aim to create an adaptive GMA robot, is presented.
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G Nachev, B Petkov, L. Blagoev, I Tsankarski, "Adaptive Gas Metal Arc (GMA) Welder", Proc. SPIE 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939253; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939253


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