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Awards for Excellence - 2015

Outstanding Papers

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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 34 number 1
Shape memory technology for active assembly/disassembly: fundamentals, techniques and example applications
L. Sun, W.M. Huang, H.B. Lu, C.C. Wang, J.L. Zhang

Highly commended

Volume 34 number 2
Single camera-based synchronisation within a concept of robotic assembly in motion
Yu Cai, Robert Schmitt

Volume 34 number 3
Automatic disassembly navigation for accurate virtual assembly path planning
Wanbin Pan, Peng Du, Yigang Wang

Volume 34 number 2
A new methodology to evaluate the performance of physics simulation engines in haptic virtual assembly
James M. Ritchie, Theodore Lim, Hugo I. Medellin-Castillo, Germanico Gonzalez-Badillo, Samir Garbaya, Raymond C.W. Sung