Threaded Fastener Insertion

Goal: Determine a control that will guarantee reliable mating of threaded parts within a given range of initial conditions.

So far our approach has been to analyze the ability of linear time invariant stiffness and damping controllers to ensure successful part mating.

Previous Results

Future Directions


Dynamic Simulation of a Part-Mating Problem: Threaded Fastener Insertion
E. Nicolson and R. Fearing,
In Proceedings, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems'91,
Osaka, Japan, November 1991, pp. 30-37.
Compliant Control of Threaded Fastener Insertion,
E. Nicolson and R. Fearing,
In Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,
Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 484-490, May 1993.

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Last update: 13 May 1994