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Symbol for Orienting Scanner-Equipped Robot Arm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100440D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 137K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cato, RT [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a symbol design that will allow a scanner-equipped robot arm to orient itself in relation to its physical environment. From information gathered by scanning the symbol, the robot can calculate the arm's location and angle with reference to the location of the symbol. The symbol can be used to "home" the robot arm or to locate the workpiece.