04561776 is referenced by 77 patents and cites 30 patents.

An electro-optical sensor probe is removably mounted on a conventional machine tool, for example, at a location whereat a tool would normally be mounted, for sensing the condition of a workpiece. Signals received by the sensor probe can be conveyed to a control location either by radio telemetry or across electrical and/or fiber optic lines operationally coupled to the sensor probe. Alternatively, robot based positioning of said probes is disclosed.

Title
Electro-optical sensors for tool and robotic inspection
Application Number
6/247399
Publication Number
4561776
Application Date
March 25, 1981
Publication Date
December 31, 1985
Inventor
Timothy R Pryor
Tecumseh
CA
Agent
Larson and Taylor
Assignee
Diffracto
CA
IPC
G01B 11/30
G01B 11/24
G01N 21/47
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