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Automated assembly of ship panels using an integrated robotic tool
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • Kamran Shafiee
  • Zengxi Pan, University of Wollongong
  • Stephen Van Duin, University of Wollongong
  • Nathan P Larkin, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
44518
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details

Shafiee, K., Pan, Z., van Duin, S. & Larkin, N. P. (2011). Automated assembly of ship panels using an integrated robotic tool. Advanced Materials Research, 338 639-644.

Abstract
In this paper we developed a novel and cost effective automated system for use in the Australian shipbuilding industry. We began by investigating current shipbuilding processes and determining the most feasible area where automation could be further developed. Then we designed an automation concept with the objective of developing a highly flexible system. A prototype of the integrated tool was developed for preliminary testing in a simulated industry assembly process, the results of which were benchmarked against a manually fabricated assembly. The outcomes from the benchmarking showed the feasibility of such a system and allowed us to determine the future direction for further development of the integrated tool.
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Citation Information
Kamran Shafiee, Zengxi Pan, Stephen Van Duin and Nathan P Larkin. "Automated assembly of ship panels using an integrated robotic tool" (2011) p. 639 - 644
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nathan_larkin/7/