Automatic Combination of Modular Machine Elements Forming Complex Manufacturing Cell
Yoshimi Takeuchi, Naoki Asakawa and Yoshihiro Totani
Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofugaoka 1-5-1, Chofu, Tokyo, 182 Japan
This study addresses the combination technology between modular machine elements which forms futural complex manufacturing systems. It is thus important for modular machine elements to automatically combine themselves with each other to form complex manufacturing systems according to the needs. Therefore, the method of recognizing the position and attitude of modular machine elements and combining them is proposed. The validity of the method is experimentally confirmed.