Accession Number : ADD014113

Title :   Six Degrees of Freedom Micromanipulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Nov 87, patented 11 Apr 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shelef, Gad

Report Date : 11 Apr 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A six degree of freedom micromanipulator is disclosed which may be interposed between the fingers and the remainder of a robotic arm's structure for increasing the accuracy with which an arm's fingers may be positioned independently of the accuracy achievable through motions originating at or near the arm's shoulder. Included in the structure are a base plate and yokes; drive rods and trunnions; drive rod ends; and a manipulator plate and yokes. Motor driven push-pull assemblies may be used in place of the elongated drive rods and their associated trunnions to electrically control the position of the manipulator plate. PAT-CL-74-479. (jes)

Descriptors :   *FINGERS, *ROBOTICS, ACCURACY, AXLE SHAFTS, CONTROL, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, DRIVES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, MOTORS, PUSH PULL AMPLIFIERS, RODS, SHOULDERS(ANATOMY)

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE