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Robot assembly projects using multiple sensors at the University of Hull are being helped along by a masterslave control structure using a modular interface known as ROBUS. Jack Hollingum went to see some of the current projects there and talked with Klaus Selke of the Robotics Research Unit.
GEC is engaged on sensing research at two of its five major longerrange research centres the Hirst Research Centre at Wembley and the Marconi Research Centre at Great Baddow in Essex. Tony Walkden, Manager of the Engineering Science Division and George Pritchard, Administration Manager, at the...
Parallel projection optics is a feature of the vision control employed by Philips for unpacking deflection units from cartons using a gantry robot and camera, and for mounting them on picture tubes using a PUMA and three cameras.
A new type of laser interferometer, developed at the National Physical Laboratory and produced by Linear Instruments, is challenging existing methods for accurate measurement and calibration. Managing director Kenneth Owen talked about it to Jack Hollingum.
A Renishaw TP2 touch trigger probe and an Optocator rangefinder are both incorporated in LK Tool's fiveaxis measuring system.
Out of the work at Oxford University on are welding robot guidance systems has come a new company, Meta Machines, to manufacture and market the equipment. John Mortimer went to see its founders, Peter Davey and Ed Hudson.
More exhibitors than ever before took part in the Hanover Fair this year, and a much bigger share than ever before was taken by computers in what is now the biggest exhibition within the Hanover Fair CeBIT, the World Centre for Office and Data Technology.
A oneday colloquium on Developments in Robotic Sensors, held by the Institution of Electrical Engineers on 14 February, drew contributions from an interesting variety of contributors.
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