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Position Locating Tether for Programmable Manipulators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055531D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Summers, PD [+details]

Abstract

A position-locating tether is described which consists of a gripping block 1 fastened to a flexible cord or connector 2 that is fastened to a sensor 3 inside a locating block or assembly fixture 4. The sensor 3 is able to detect a strain or tension on the cord 2 and transmit this as a signal to the controlling computer. The gripping block 1 is positioned in a pick-up area known to the controlling computer.