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1. US20220203563 - ROBOT HAVING AT LEAST ONE COVERING AND AT LEAST ONE CONTACT SENSOR

Office
United States of America
Application Number 17429008
Application Date 04.02.2020
Publication Number 20220203563
Publication Date 30.06.2022
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B25J 19/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
19Accessories fitted to manipulators, e.g. for monitoring, for viewing; Safety devices combined with or specially adapted for use in connection with manipulators
06Safety devices
B25J 9/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
16Programme controls
CPC
B25J 9/1674
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
9Programme-controlled manipulators
16Programme controls
1674characterised by safety, monitoring, diagnostic
B25J 19/063
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
19Accessories fitted to manipulators, e.g. for monitoring, for viewing; Safety devices combined with or specially adapted for use in connection with manipulators
06Safety devices
063working only upon contact with an outside object
Applicants KUKA Deutschland GmbH
Inventors Markus Wuensch
Veronika Zumpe
Title
(EN) ROBOT HAVING AT LEAST ONE COVERING AND AT LEAST ONE CONTACT SENSOR
Abstract
(EN)

A robot includes a robot arm having a plurality of motor-driven joints and a plurality of links, each of which interconnect two adjacent joints. At least one of the links has a supporting structural component configured to transmit forces and/or torques from an adjacent joint to the other adjacent joint. The structural component is provided with at least one covering that at least partially covers the structural component and at least one contact sensor. The at least one contact sensor is configured as a switching strip arranged between the structural component and the covering. Movable mounting of the covering on the structural component, which mounting is spring-preloaded into the basic position of the covering, is adjusted by an inherent elasticity of the switching strip.


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