Autocalibration(TM) method for intelligent control of robots reduces set-up and replacement time for wafer-handling robots by giving them the intelligence to "teach themselves." A robot controlled with this method moves to a coarse wafer placement, and then, using proprietary methods, fine-tunes the precise placement location. This keeps transport reliability high because robot action is based on real position information rather than the commanded tolerances of subjective operator-based teaching.
Berkley Process Control Inc., 1003 Canal Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804, FAX (510) 236-1186.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
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