GB2473191B - Wall Mounted Robotic Arm and Position Sensing System - Google Patents

Wall Mounted Robotic Arm and Position Sensing System

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GB2473191B
GB2473191B GB0915219A GB0915219A GB2473191B GB 2473191 B GB2473191 B GB 2473191B GB 0915219 A GB0915219 A GB 0915219A GB 0915219 A GB0915219 A GB 0915219A GB 2473191 B GB2473191 B GB 2473191B
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arm
positioning system
manufacturing
base
structure
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB0915219A
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GB0915219D0 (en )
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Keith Ridgway
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University of Sheffield
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University of Sheffield
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
    • B25J13/00Controls for manipulators
    • B25J13/08Controls for manipulators by means of sensing devices, e.g. viewing or touching devices
    • B25J13/088Controls for manipulators by means of sensing devices, e.g. viewing or touching devices with position, velocity or acceleration sensors
    • B25J13/089Determining the position of the robot with reference to its environment
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B23QDETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING; MACHINE TOOLS IN GENERAL CHARACTERISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF PARTICULAR DETAILS OR COMPONENTS; COMBINATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS OF METAL-WORKING MACHINES, NOT DIRECTED TO A PARTICULAR RESULT
    • B23Q17/00Arrangements for observing, indicating or measuring on machine tools
    • B23Q17/22Arrangements for observing, indicating or measuring on machine tools for indicating or measuring existing or desired position of tool or work
    • B23Q17/2233Arrangements for observing, indicating or measuring on machine tools for indicating or measuring existing or desired position of tool or work for adjusting the tool relative to the workpiece
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B23QDETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING; MACHINE TOOLS IN GENERAL CHARACTERISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF PARTICULAR DETAILS OR COMPONENTS; COMBINATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS OF METAL-WORKING MACHINES, NOT DIRECTED TO A PARTICULAR RESULT
    • B23Q17/00Arrangements for observing, indicating or measuring on machine tools
    • B23Q17/24Arrangements for observing, indicating or measuring on machine tools using optics or electromagnetic waves
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B23QDETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING; MACHINE TOOLS IN GENERAL CHARACTERISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF PARTICULAR DETAILS OR COMPONENTS; COMBINATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS OF METAL-WORKING MACHINES, NOT DIRECTED TO A PARTICULAR RESULT
    • B23Q9/00Arrangements for supporting or guiding portable metal-working machines or apparatus
    • B23Q9/0014Portable machines provided with or cooperating with guide means supported directly by the workpiece during action
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
    • B25J9/00Programme-controlled manipulators
    • B25J9/16Programme controls
    • B25J9/1694Programme controls characterised by use of sensors other than normal servo-feedback from position, speed or acceleration sensors, perception control, multi-sensor controlled systems, sensor fusion
    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
    • G05B2219/00Program-control systems
    • G05B2219/30Nc systems
    • G05B2219/39Robotics, robotics to robotics hand
    • G05B2219/39259GPS to control robotic arm
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B10/00Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings
    • Y02B10/30Wind power
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02PCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
    • Y02P80/00Climate change mitigation technologies for sector-wide applications
    • Y02P80/20Sector-wide applications using renewable energy
    • Y02P80/22Wind energy

Abstract

A manufacturing structure 10 comprises a building having floors 16, walls 12 and roof 14, one of the walls constituting a base 32 for a machine tool comprising an arm 30 attached to the base, the other end 34 mounting a tool bit 36 e.g. a drill or gripping means, incorporating a first receiver 20a, a second receiver 20b being mounted on the workpiece 40, a space positioning system using the receivers to allow automatic positioning of the tool bit by a computer system 24. The space positioning system may use GPS or radio signals and may have at least three transmitters 18 and may be augmented by a laser positioning system. The arm may be a flexible robot arm. There may be other machine tools also automatically controlled and fixed to tracks or to the floor. A platform may be provided for factory personnel. The structure may be used for any manufacturing process such as drilling, milling, applying carbon fibre etc and may provide a concept factory, manufacturing one-off large items or components e.g. wings for the energy, nuclear, aerospace, marine, transport or defense sectors.
GB0915219A 2009-09-02 2009-09-02 Wall Mounted Robotic Arm and Position Sensing System Expired - Fee Related GB2473191B (en)

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US3262593A (en) * 1963-07-10 1966-07-26 Gen Mills Inc Wall-mounted support structure
US5910894A (en) * 1994-01-11 1999-06-08 Sensor Adaptive Machines, Inc. Sensor based assembly tooling improvements
US5666202A (en) * 1995-08-22 1997-09-09 Kyrazis; Demos High bandwidth, dynamically rigid metrology system for the measurement and control of intelligent manufacturing processes
WO2001038897A1 (en) * 1999-11-19 2001-05-31 Bayerische Motoren Werke Device and method for assigning a tool to a workpiece
US20060155459A1 (en) * 2002-10-08 2006-07-13 Milan Stamenkovic Method and device for handling an object with the aid of a location system
EP1820611A1 (en) * 2006-02-17 2007-08-22 Abb Research Ltd. An industrial robot system
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