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Awards for Excellence - 2013

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 2 number 32
The IDEAS project: plug & produce at shop-floor level
Mauro Onori, Niels Lohse, Jose Barata, Christoph Hanisch

Highly commended

Volume 1 number 32
Smart materials use in active disassembly
Joseph Chiodo, Nick Jones

Volume 2 number 32
Complexity mapping of the product and assembly system
S.N. Samy, H.A. ElMaraghy

Volume 3 number 32
Intelligent gripping system for handling flexible web fabric
Muhammad A. Ayub, Ruziyati Tajuddin, Michael R. Jackson