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Robot Orientation of Symmetrical Parts for Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040832D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

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Frohman, RJ Judd, ME Reynolds, SR [+details]


In automated assembly, care must be exercised not to misassemble machine parts which superficially appear symmetrical, but require a particular orientation to function. This is accomplished by designing parts with a machine sensible notch to provide a reference point for the robot.