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Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Advisor 1

Dr. Aleksandr V. Sergeyev

Advisor 2

Dr. Gopal Jayaraman

Committee Member 1

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Committee Member 2

Dr. Scott Kuhl


In this report an automated robotic stacking system designed for a Nucor Steel Corporation’s facility in Marion, Ohio is discussed. This system removes the hazards and the inefficiency caused by manual stacking of the signposts. The robotic stacker incorporates two dual-arm synchronized Fanuc robots in conjunction with a custom built end-effector. The developed system allows for the signposts to be stacked rapidly and with high accuracy. This report presents an overview of the developed robotic solution and presents the design and development of the robot’s mounting structure, custom end-of-arm tool, simulation and programming of the robots.