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Development of a virtual manufacturing framework: from end-user performance requirements to robot competitions
Author(s): Stephen Balakirsky; Raj Madhavan; Christopher Scrapper
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the motivation behind the new joint NIST/IEEE Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition (VMAC). This competition strives to take the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) user community driven requirements and turn them into a low-entry-barrier competition. The objectives, scoring, performance metrics, and operation of the competition are explained. In addition, the entry-barrier lowering infrastructure that is provided to competitors is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6962, Unmanned Systems Technology X, 69621O (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779302
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Stephen Balakirsky, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Raj Madhavan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Christopher Scrapper, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6962:
Unmanned Systems Technology X
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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