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Title: Master-slave micromanipulator apparatus

Abstract

An apparatus is disclosed based on precision X-Y stages that are stacked. Attached to arms projecting from each X-Y stage are a set of two axis gimbals. Attached to the gimbals is a rod, which provides motion along the axis of the rod and rotation around its axis. A dual-planar apparatus that provides six degrees of freedom of motion precise to within microns of motion. Precision linear stages along with precision linear motors, encoders, and controls provide a robotics system. The motors can be positioned in a remote location by incorporating a set of bellows on the motors and can be connected through a computer controller that will allow one to be a master and the other one to be a slave. Position information from the master can be used to control the slave. Forces of interaction of the slave with its environment can be reflected back to the motor control of the master to provide a sense of force sensed by the slave. Forces import onto the master by the operator can be fed back into the control of the slave to reduce the forces required to move it. 12 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
678594
Patent Number(s):
5943914
Application Number:
PAN: 8-827,144
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; ROBOTS; DESIGN; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; MANIPULATORS

Citation Formats

Morimoto, A K, Kozlowski, D M, Charles, S T, and Spalding, J A. Master-slave micromanipulator apparatus. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Morimoto, A K, Kozlowski, D M, Charles, S T, & Spalding, J A. Master-slave micromanipulator apparatus. United States.
Morimoto, A K, Kozlowski, D M, Charles, S T, and Spalding, J A. Tue . "Master-slave micromanipulator apparatus". United States.
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