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A system and method for precisely positioning a robotic tool relative to a worksite, wherein the worksite includes a positioning target located at a fixed position relative thereto is disclosed. A camera coupled to the robotic tool detects the target and generates a position signal representing a current position of the robotic tool relative to the worksite. A system controller receives the position signal and computes a parallax-corrected position based on the distance to the worksite. In addition, the system controller produces a correction signal representing the difference between the parallax-corrected position and the current position. A mechanical arm precisely positions the robotic tool and the worksite relative to each other.

Title
System and method for precisely positioning a robotic tool
Application Number
7/882343
Publication Number
5321353
Application Date
May 13, 1992
Publication Date
June 14, 1994
Inventor
Duncan Furness
Broomfield
CO, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Assignee
Storage Technolgy Corporation
CO, US
IPC
B25J 9/00
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