A workmanlike orthogonal-type robot for finishing an LED lens mold

Fusaomi Nagata, Takanori Mizobuchi, Keigo Watanabe

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Abstract

In this paper, a new desktop orthogonal-type robot, which has abilities of compliant motion and stick-slip motion, is first presented for lapping small metallic molds with curved surface. A thin wood-stick tool is attached to the tip of the zaxis. The tool tip has a small ball-end shape. The control system is composed of a force feedback loop, position feedback loop and position feedforward loop. The force feedback loop controls the polishing force consisting of tool contact force and kinetic friction forces. The position feedback loop controls the position in pick feed direction, e.g., z-direction. The position feedforward loop leads the tool tip along a desired trajectory called cutter location data (CL data). The CL data are generated from the main-processor of a CAM system. The proposed robot realizes a compliant motion required for the surface following control along a spiral path. Also, a small stick-slip motion control strategy is added to the control system to improve the lapping performance. The small stick-slip motion is orthogonally generated to the tool moving direction. Generally, the stick-slip motion is an undesirable phenomenon and should be eliminated in precision machineries. However, the proposed robot employs a small stickslip motion to improve the lapping quality. In order to cope with the requirement of long-time run, an automatic truing function is further considered for the wood-stick tool. The effectiveness of the robot is examined through an actual lapping test of an LED lens mold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1271-1276
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
EventJoint 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, SCIS and ISIS 2010 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Dec 8 2010Dec 12 2010

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OtherJoint 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, SCIS and ISIS 2010
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period12/8/1012/12/10

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Nagata, F., Mizobuchi, T., & Watanabe, K. (2010). A workmanlike orthogonal-type robot for finishing an LED lens mold. 1271-1276. Paper presented at Joint 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, SCIS and ISIS 2010, Okayama, Japan.