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1. (WO2011153156) ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY WITH PARTIALLY CONSTRAINING FIXTURING

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/153156    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/038591
Publication Date: Dec 8, 2011 International Filing Date: May 31, 2011
IPC: B23P 19/10
B25J 9/16
Applicants: ABB RESEARCH LTD
WANG, Jianjun
VITTOR, Timothy
ROSSANO, Gregory
EAKINS, William
FUHLBRIGGE, Thomas, A.
Inventors: WANG, Jianjun
VITTOR, Timothy
ROSSANO, Gregory
EAKINS, William
FUHLBRIGGE, Thomas, A.
Title: ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY WITH PARTIALLY CONSTRAINING FIXTURING
Abstract:
A method of mating a first part (18) to a second part (16) is disclosed using an automated robot (10) having a gripper (14). The method includes positioning the first part (18) on a partially constraining fixture (20). A second part (16) is grasped with the robot gripper (14). The second part (16) is moved into contact with the first part (18) using the robot (10), causing the first part to slide on the partially constraining fixture (20) to bring the first part (18) into alignment with the second part (16). The first part (18) is then mated to the second part (16).