Flat Workpiece Pickup.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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Apparatus for picking up a flat workpiece from a flat surface by an industrial robot where vacuum and magnetic devices are not practicable. A tined end-effector is plunged into a unique compliant surface formed of upstanding bristle-like elements with the workpiece being positioned thereon. The end-effector is moved under the workpiece which is then rigidily grasped and lifted off the surface without disturbing the original orientation and presented at the goal site.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Machinery and Tools