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Robotic Screwdriver Control System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058461D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Mercer, AJ [+details]

Abstract

A control system for a robotic screwdriver accepts commands from a control computer and controls the screwdriver motor to ensure successful performance of those commands. The control system also controls a vacuum screw pick-up at the screwdriver tip and receives feedback information from the screwdriver on screw presence/absence, rotation of the screwdriver and instantaneous torque of the screwdriver. The control system can cope with different types of screws by storing screw data in a look-up table.