Publications / 2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA

A Tool to Improve Efficiency in Large Scale Manufacturing

R. Bostelman, W. Shackleford, F. Proctor, J. Albus, A. Lytle
Pages 205-210 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

NIST is working directly with industry to improve repair and conversion operations of ships in dry dock. This work allows transfer of technology to construction and other industries requiring worker-access to large, external surfaces with minimum footprint and maximum system rigidity and control, while augmenting conventional suspended-scaffold systems and moving toward more autonomous large-scale manufacturing applications such as building construction.

Keywords: worker access, ship repair, construction, robotics, cable controlled, large-scale Manufacturing