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Super Accurate Optical Tracking for Robotics & Manufacturing
Whether operating a robotic forklift around a factory, manipulating a mechanical arm on an assembly line, or guiding a remote-controlled laser scalpel inside a patient, the ability to pinpoint exactly where a user"s arm is in three-dimensional space is critical. To make that measurement more reliable, a team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new standard test method to evaluate how well an optical tracking system can define an object"s position and orientation - known as its "??pose"?%9D - with six degrees of freedom: up/down, right/left, forward/backward, pitch, yaw and roll.
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