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Compliant Positioning Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045513D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Thompson, LH [+details]

Abstract

When using robotics or automation for assembly, difficulty is experienced in trying to assemble parts due to close tolerances, and jamming and wedging may occur. The traditional approach is to design a compliant gripper mechanism for the robotic arm. An alternate approach is to provide a mechanism that builds compliance into the assembly fixture.