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Low-Friction Joint for Robot Fingers
Author and Affiliation:
Ruoff, C. F.(Caltech)
Abstract: Mechanical linkage allows adjacent parts to move relative to each other with low friction and with no chatter, slipping, or backlash. Low-friction joint of two surfaces in rolling contact, held in alinement by taut flexible bands. No sliding friction or "stick-slip" motion: Only rolling-contact and bending friction within bands. Proposed linkage intended for finger joints in mechanical hands for robots and manipulators.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1985
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 85B10247
Subject Category: MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number: NPO-15914
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 9; 2; P. 140
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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