Pulsed robotic inspection

  • US 4,585,350 A
  • Filed: 07/30/1985
  • Issued: 04/29/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/1983
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for determining at least one dimension, location, or other characteristic of a part being inspected utilizing an optical sensor attached to an inspection machine, said method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a read command signal to cause the optical sensor to begin sensing and, at essentially the same time, determining a first position of at least one axis of the inspection machine,determining a second position of said at least one axis when the sensor, in sensing the part, has accumulated sufficient data from sensing the part to provide a useful reading,determining, from the first and second positions of said at least one axis, data related to the mean location of said axis, anddetermining from a combination of said mean location data and said sensor reading, the characteristic of the part.

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