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Awards for Excellence - 2011

Outstanding Papers

Award journal index

Assembly Automation

Gunter Wittenberg Award
Gunter Wittenberg (d. 1995), a dedicated engineer, who made his knowledge of assembly automation available in simple, clear and concise papers. He received the Nuffield Silver Medal for services to the Institute of Production Engineers. He worked for Amnesty International and charities, using his engineering skills in harnessing technical advances to help the disabled.


Volume 30 number 1
Measurement assisted robotic assembly of fabricated aero-engine components
Nirosh Jayaweera, Phil Webb and Craig Johnson

Highly commended

Volume 30 number 1
Technology review for mass customisation using rapid manufacturing
Daniel Eyers and Krassimir Dotchev

Volume 30 number 2
Fundamental mindset that drives improvements towards lean production
Yuji Yamamoto and Monica Bellgran

Volume 30 number 3
A flexible joints microassembly robot with metamorphic gripper
Luca Bruzzone and Giorgio Bozzini