Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

Artaic used a slow, expensive and error-prone system to assemble custom tile mosaics. The flaws in the original mosaic assembly system were inherent to the design and no reasonable upgrade would have substantial improvement in performance. This project aimed at developing a fast and accurate robotic mosaic assembly system solution, the TileJet, for the assembly of tile mosaics used in the residential and commercial sectors. The novel design feature of the TileJet system is the use of an array of tile placing mechanisms to assemble mosaics. Having an array of tile placing modules provides for parallel tile placement which significantly enhances mosaic assembly time. The modularity of the TileJet allows Artaic to expand and complete the system as per their requirements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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