28 March 1989 Robotics For High Power Laser Beam Manipulation
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Proceedings Volume 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950177
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
The research and development programs in manufacturing science at The Pennsylvania State University have a major emphasis on laser materials processing technology development. A major thrust of this program is the development of an intelligent robotic system which can manipulate a laser beam in three dimension with the precision required for welding. The robot is called LARS for Laser Articulated Robotic System. A gantry based robot was selected as the foundation for LARS and the system is divided into five major subsystems: robot, electronic control, vision, workhead, beam transport, and software. An overview of the Laser Robotics program including laser materials processing research programs will be provided.
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Henry E. Watson, Henry E. Watson, "Robotics For High Power Laser Beam Manipulation", Proc. SPIE 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems, (28 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950177; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950177


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