Sensorless Parts Orienting with a One Joint Manipulator

Srinivas Akella, Wesley Huang, Kevin Lynch, and Matthew T. Mason
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '97), April, 1997, pp. 2383 - 2390.


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Abstract
This paper explores a sensorless technique for orienting planar parts. We follow an approach described in the ours earlier papers (1995), called one joint over conveyor (1JOC), which can perform planar manipulation using a single controlled joint in combination with a constant-velocity conveyor. Our previous work demonstrated that the IJOC approach can orient and feed planar polygonal parts, given a singulated part in a known initial location. This paper shows that a variation called the sensorless IJOC can orient and feed polygonal parts up to symmetries in the underlying mechanics, without knowing the initial location and without sensors.

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Associated Project(s): Factory Automation

Text Reference
Srinivas Akella, Wesley Huang, Kevin Lynch, and Matthew T. Mason, "Sensorless Parts Orienting with a One Joint Manipulator," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '97), April, 1997, pp. 2383 - 2390.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Akella_1997_2116,
   author = "Srinivas Akella and Wesley Huang and Kevin Lynch and Matthew T. Mason",
   title = "Sensorless Parts Orienting with a One Joint Manipulator",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '97)",
   pages = "2383 - 2390",
   month = "April",
   year = "1997",
   volume = "3",
}