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Title: Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator

Abstract

An apparatus is described for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the Kelly Vacuum System but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool. 14 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company.
OSTI Identifier:
7274398
Patent Number(s):
5148573 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-754839
Assignee:
SRO; EDB-94-089972
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 4 Sep 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ROBOTS; EQUIPMENT INTERFACES; SURFACES; DECONTAMINATION; TOOLS; DESIGN; SURFACE CLEANING; CLEANING; SURFACE FINISHING; 420203* - Engineering- Handling Equipment & Procedures

Citation Formats

Killian, M.A., and Zollinger, W.T. Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Killian, M.A., & Zollinger, W.T. Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator. United States.
Killian, M.A., and Zollinger, W.T. Tue . "Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus is described for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the Kelly Vacuum System but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool. 14 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {9}
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