Robotic end effector

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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 ... continued below

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14 p.

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Minichan, R.L. December 31, 1991.

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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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14 p.

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OSTI as DE94003064

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1991

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  • Other: DE94003064
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7755422
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140097
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621623

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  • December 31, 1991

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Minichan, R.L. Robotic end effector, patent, December 31, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621623/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.