Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

The Development and Some Applications of the Head Balanced Manupulator for the Construction Industry

Kazuhiko Ohtubo, Hitoshi Tomaru, Shu Takeda
Pages 635-642 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

With balancing functions, the head balanced manipulator enables fine positioning of a heavy object, requiring only a minimal application of force, while fully utilizing the manipulative senses of human hands. Through the application to pin fitting and core insertion work on factory assembly lines, the manipulator has proved its effectiveness. Application of the head balancing functions is versatile, and the manipulator with these functions is expected to perform effectively in the handling and positioning of construction materials on building construction or civil engineering sites. Thus the importance of the head balanced manipulator as a piece of labor-saving equipment is expected to increase.

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