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Keywords: Control, Controllers, Patents
Applicant: Wittenstein GmbH & Co. KG, GermanyPatent number: US6,708,580Publication date: 23 March 2004Title: Device for Controlling an Apparatus
This patent presents a system for controlling an apparatus, such as a robot, aircraft, or aircraft simulator. It comprises a handle which can be moved about two axes that are perpendicular to one another. The handle pivots about a fulcrum which substantially corresponds to a point of intersection of the axes. Appropriate force sensors connected to the handle can influence the movement of the guide elements.