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Title: Robotic end effector

Abstract

This invention is comprised of an end effector for use in probing a surface with a robotic arm. The end effector has a first portion that carries a gamble with a probe, the gamble holding the probe normal to the surface, and a second portion with a set of three shafts within a housing for urging the gamble and probe against the surface. The second portion contains a potentiometer connected by another shaft to the first portion to measure the position of the first portion with respect to the second so that the second portion can be moved to place and maintain the shafts at the midpoint of their travel. Then, as irregularities in the surface are encountered, the first portion can respond by moving closer to or farther from the second portion.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140097
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7755422
Application Number:
ON: DE94003064; PAN: 7-755,422
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MANIPULATORS; DESIGN; PROBES; POSITIONING; INVENTIONS; ROBOTS; REMOTE HANDLING

Citation Formats

Minichan, R L. Robotic end effector. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Minichan, R L. Robotic end effector. United States.
Minichan, R L. Tue . "Robotic end effector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/140097.
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abstractNote = {This invention is comprised of an end effector for use in probing a surface with a robotic arm. The end effector has a first portion that carries a gamble with a probe, the gamble holding the probe normal to the surface, and a second portion with a set of three shafts within a housing for urging the gamble and probe against the surface. The second portion contains a potentiometer connected by another shaft to the first portion to measure the position of the first portion with respect to the second so that the second portion can be moved to place and maintain the shafts at the midpoint of their travel. Then, as irregularities in the surface are encountered, the first portion can respond by moving closer to or farther from the second portion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {12}
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