Sensor Review: Volume 4 Issue 2


The international journal of sensing for industry

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ROBUS and control language speed Hull robot project

Robot assembly projects using multiple sensors at the University of Hull are being helped along by a master/slave control structure using a modular interface known as…

The advantages of central research activities

GEC is engaged on sensing research at two of its five major longer‐range research centres — the Hirst Research Centre at Wembley and the Marconi Research Centre at Great…

Vision guides robots in unpacking and assembly

P. Saraga, C.V. Newcomb, P.R. Lloyd, D.R. Humphreys, D.J. Burnett

Parallel projection optics is a feature of the vision control employed by Philips for unpacking deflection units from cartons using a gantry robot and camera, and for…

A laser interferometer with far·reaching effects

A new type of laser interferometer, developed at the National Physical Laboratory and produced by Linear Instruments, is challenging existing methods for accurate…

Measuring complicated surfaces of aerospace components

A Renishaw TP2 touch trigger probe and an Optocator range‐finder are both incorporated in LK Tool's five‐axis measuring system.

New company develops smart robots

Out of the work at Oxford University on are welding robot guidance systems has come a new company, Meta Machines, to manufacture and market the equipment. John Mortimer…

Hanover bursting with ideas for new sensors

More exhibitors than ever before took part in the Hanover Fair this year, and a much bigger share than ever before was taken by computers in what is now the biggest…

A contest for the best ping·pong·playing robot

A one‐day colloquium on Developments in Robotic Sensors, held by the Institution of Electrical Engineers on 14 February, drew contributions from an interesting variety of…

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