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11 December 1985 Light Beam Stiffening Of Flexible Robot Arms
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Proceedings Volume 0579, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IV; (1985)
Event: 1985 Cambridge Symposium, 1985, Cambridge, United States
The structure and hence geometry of present day robots is outside the actuator control loop. Accuracy under changing load conditions requires a rigid and therefore massive structure. The performance may be improved by use of lighter structures with sensing and feedback control of the elastic modes and damping. This paper describes a sensing method based on a system of internal light beams and photodetectors that provides end-point sensing and structural deformation information necessary for high performance control.
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Robert A. Boie "Light Beam Stiffening Of Flexible Robot Arms", Proc. SPIE 0579, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IV, (11 December 1985);

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