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A Survey of Platform Designs for Portable Robotic Welding in Large Scale Structures

Audelia Gumarus Dharmawan, Akash Ajay Vibhute, Shaohui Foong, Gim Song Soh, Kevin Otto

2014 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL AUTOMATION ROBOTICS & VISION (ICARCV) | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Automated welding has been very effective in enhancing the quality and quantity of weld jobs along with improving the safety of the workers. Nevertheless, most existing welding robots are massive and immobile. Typically, the work-pieces are transferred to the robots for welding. This makes it difficult for many welding applications that have large scale structures e.g. shipbuilding, construction, on-site repair work, etc. In these cases, the welding robot should be able to be transported to the work-pieces. The purpose of this paper is to explore and study various recent developments in portable welding robot designs. Based on this, several strategies of designing portable welding robot are ..

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Awarded by Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the research grant from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore, grant number SERC 12251 00005. It is also supported by the International Design Centre (IDC) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).