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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
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Orienting Mechanical Parts By Computer-Controlled Manipulator

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In order to assemble mechanical parts which are initially disordered, a computer-controlled manipulator needs some procedure for orienting these parts. An apparatus is described which assists the manipulator in performing this function. The device is a dihedrally tipped open box attached to a vibrator. When placed in the box, a typical mechanical part assumes one of a small finite number of possible orientations. Once the particular orientation is established, the manipulator shifts the part into the desired orientation. © 1975, IEEE. All rights reserved.

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01 Jan 1975

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

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