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An orientation and control system for use with robots provides identification, orientation and operating instructions coded indicia on diverse parts, which indicia are viewed by a camera and are digital image processor recognizable, so that the indicia are converted into information for computer control of a robot in utilizing the diverse parts in assembly operations. The present system is useful in assembly operations wherein the parts can be randomly presented, without special orientation or alignment fixtures, to a robot and yet the robot can utilize the parts in a programmed manner to perform the programmed assembly operations.

Title
Orientation and control system for robots
Application Number
350309
Publication Number
4613942
Application Date
October 22, 1984
Publication Date
September 23, 1986
Inventor
Richard M Chen
51-25 Goldsmith St., Elmhurst, 11373
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Feldman
IPC
G06F 15/20
B25J 19/00
G06G 7/48
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