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1. (WO2018017749) AUTOMATED ALIGNMENT OF A TESTING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/017749    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/042912
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01N 35/10
G01N 1/10
G01N 35/00
G01N 35/02
G01N 35/04
Applicants: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
Inventors: FRIEDMAN, Glenn
Title: AUTOMATED ALIGNMENT OF A TESTING SYSTEM
Abstract:
One embodiment provides a method of automatically aligning an indexing machine with a robotic end effector including: inserting, using a robotic arm, a hunting tool into an aperture, the hunting tool comprising a pressure sensitive tip; detecting, using a plurality of sensing beams, a first location of the hunting tool within the aperture; rotating, using the robotic arm, the hunting tool 180 degrees; detecting, using the plurality of sensing beams, a second location of the hunting tool within the aperture; calculating a runout magnitude and a runout direction based on the first location, the second location, and the robotic arm; inserting, using the robotic arm, the hunting tool into a target; determining, using the pressure sensitive tip, a location of the hunting tool with respect to the target; and thereafter, adjusting the location of the hunting tool with respect to the aperture and target based on said determined location and said calculated runout magnitude and direction. Other aspects are described and claimed herein.