Abstract: A method of attaching a tape having longitudinal edges to a tape cartridge reel includes cutting an end of the tape non-perpendicularly to the longitudinal edges laterally across the width of the tape. The end of the tape is then attached to the tape cartridge reel. The method may also include cutting an end of the tape such that at least two of the laterally spaced apart servo stripes running longitudinally along the tape are cut at different longitudinal positions along the tape. The method may further include cutting the tape end such that at least two of the laterally spaced apart data tracks running longitudinally along the tape are cut at different longitudinal positions along the tape.
Abstract: A system and method for precisely positioning a robotic tool relative to a worksite, wherein the worksite includes a positioning target located at a fixed position relative thereto is disclosed. A camera coupled to the robotic tool detects the target and generates a position signal representing a current position of the robotic tool relative to the worksite. A system controller receives the position signal and computes a parallax-corrected position based on the distance to the worksite. In addition, the system controller produces a correction signal representing the difference between the parallax-corrected position and the current position. A mechanical arm precisely positions the robotic tool and the worksite relative to each other.