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Continuous Calibration for Robots in Manufacturing environments

Missouri S&T researchers have developed a Kinematic Error Observer algorithm using laser
tracking measurements to compare to the robot’s reported measurements, creating a virtual 7th
axis. This error observer can communicate the data from the virtual axis to the robot which can
be used for a variety of applications including internal model position compensation and
mitigating end effector loading. This technology will enable a higher accuracy of the robot in
manufacturing applications, such as in milling. By using the virtual 7th axis rather than an
instantaneous measurement error, low-level robot access or true real-time loops do not need to
be implemented. As a result, this Kinematic Error observer is broadly applicable to off-the shelf
robots.  

Applications 
Higher accuracy of the robot in manufacturing applications 

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Missouri Science & Technology

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Pending Patent



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