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Force Sensing Vacuum Pick-up for Robotic Mechanisms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058968D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bleau, CD Gagliardi, D Gasper, A, Jr McPherson, MC Wattenberger, HE [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a force sensing vacuum pick-up head mechanism, designed to be attached to robotic mechanism output shafts, allows small delicate components to be controlled during placement and assembly operations.