Polishing Robot: Status and Outlook
The polishing robot can serve the polishing work and realize the fully automation for obtaining much higher polishing efficiency and well-proportioned surface quality which attracts many researchers’ attention. In this reviews, the research status of the polishing robot are summarized. Twenty-eight articles which published these years about the polishing robot are introduced in brief. The robot system for complex surfaces polishing, automation of polishing process for a cavity surface, intelligently automated polishing abrasive polishing, the CAD/CAM-based position/force controller for a mold polishing robot and so on are reviewed. More research on an effective gasbag polishing technique based on the novel spinning-inflated-gasbag polishing tool, which can obtain well-proportioned quality surface and high polishing efficiency is a potential one. Investigations of the polishing robot will be helpful for the readers understand the robotic polishing.
Julong Yuan, Shiming Ji, Donghui Wen and Ming Chen
Y. H. Wan and G. Wang, "Polishing Robot: Status and Outlook", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 69-70, pp. 311-315, 2009