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David Bourne

Principal Systems Scientist
Email: bourne@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 1612C
Phone: (412) 268-7811
Administrative Assistant: Keyla C. Cook

My research is focused on building intelligent systems for automated manufacturing. The ultimate goal is to design an artifact and send the design to an automated production facility that would produce it. I am currently investigating several research issues in the design area:

  • Representing behavior in the design process: capturing the intended behavior of a part along with its geometry.
  • The semantics of tolerance: developing a representation and treatment of tolerances in both design and manufacturing.
  • Design for manufacturing and manufacturing feedback to design: building systems that provide feedback to engineering and design.

After a design is complete, it is passed to a production facility. Here, a setup and process plan is prepared along with descriptions of machine setups. The setup descriptions and the stock material are sent to the manufacturing workstations that automatically assemble the part into the fixtures. The manufacturing step is completed for that setup and for all subsequent setups, until the final part is correct and complete.

Setup, fixture, sensing and process planning: research projects to plan all aspects of a particular manufacturing process.

Sensor fusion: a research project to extract and combine information from many different sensors (e.g., acoustic emission, accelerometers, and vision) based on the task description.

Real-time, distributed coordination: a research project to develop general methods for solving problems in a distributed environment, where each system has its own set of goals.

Environment modeling: a research project to completely describe the work environment and to provide geometrical support services to other systems.

And finally, we are building the hardware environment that will sufficiently structure the environment to permit the automated production of one-off production quality parts.

Publications

Displaying 24 Publications
Data-driven Classification of Screwdriving Operations
Reuben Aronson, Ankit Bhatia, Zhenzhong Jia, Mathieu Guillame-Bert, David Bourne, Artur W. Dubrawski, Matthew T. Mason

International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, October, 2016

Mobile Manufacturing of Large Structures
David Bourne, Howie Choset, Humphrey Hu, George A. Kantor, Christopher Niessl, Zack Rubinstein, Reid Simmons, and Stephen Smith

Proceedings 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2015

Failure Detection in Assembly: Force Signature Analysis
Alberto Rodriguez, David Bourne, Matthew T. Mason , Gregory F. Rossano and JianJun Wang

IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2010), August, 2010

Interference-free polyhedral configurations for stacking
Venkat Ayyadevara, David Bourne, Kenji Shimada and R.H. Sturges

IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 147 - 165, April, 2002

Determining Near Optimal Interference-free Polyhedral Configurations for Stacking
Venkat Ayyadevara, David Bourne, Kenji Shimada and R. H. Sturges

Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, pp. 286-293, July, 1999

Automated Process Planning for Robotic Sheet Metal Bending Operations
Harry K.H. Kim, David Bourne, Satyandra Gupta and S S. Krishnan

Journal of Manufacturing Systems, No. 5, September, 1998

Concurrent Decomposition for Sheet Metal Products
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

September, 1997

Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Parts: Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning and to Resolve Manufacturability Problems
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 281 - 294, January, 1997

Multi-part setup planning for sheet metal bending operations
Satyandra Gupta and David Bourne

ASME Computers in Engineering Conference, January, 1997

Automated Grasp Planning for Sheet Metal Bending
Harry K.H. Kim and David Bourne

International Sessions on Dynamics, Systems, and Design, November, 1996

Compact 2D Pattern Development from 3D Polygonal Surfaces
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

January, 1996

Cooperative Planning Sheet Metal Bending
Harry K.H. Kim, David Bourne and Satyandra Gupta

AIPS-96, January, 1996

Using virtual node generation to speed up sheet metal bending operation planning
Satyandra Gupta and David Bourne

ASME Computers is Engineering Conference, January, 1996

Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning of Sheet Metal Parts
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Proc. IEEE. Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 1, pp. 1020-1026, May, 1995

Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Parts: Using Features to Resolve Manufacturability Problems
David Bourne and Cheng-Hua Wang

Computer in Engineering 1995, pp. 745-753, January, 1995

A Behavior Oriented Control System for Machining
Yuan Qu and David Bourne

CMU-RI-TR-91-03, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, February, 1991

Toward the Interpretation of Acoustic Emissions in Machining
R. H. Sturges, David Bourne and Wei Yang

CMU-RI-TR-91-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990

Using the Feature Exchange Language in the Next Generation Controller
David Bourne and Duane Williams

CMU-RI-TR-90-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 1990

The Operational Feature Exchange Language
David Bourne, J. Baird, P. Erion and Duane Williams

CMU-RI-TR-90-06, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 1990

Relating Tolerances and Kinematic Behavior
David Bourne, Dundee Navin-Chandra and R. Ramaswamy

CMU-RI-TR-89-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1989

The Automated Craftsman, Preliminary Research
David Bourne

CMU-RI-TR-87-22, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1987

A Numberless, Tensed Language for Action Oriented Tasks
David Bourne

CMU-RI-TR-82-12, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 1982

Designing Programming Languages for Manufacturing Cells
David Bourne and Paul Fussell

CMU-RI-TR-82-05, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 1982

Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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