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Robot path planning using expert systems and machine vision
Author(s): Denis E. Malone; Werner E. Friedrich
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a system developed for the robotic processing of naturally variable products. In order to plan the robot motion path it was necessary to use a sensor system, in this case a machine vision system, to observe the variations occurring in workpieces and interpret this with a knowledge based expert system. The knowledge base was acquired by carrying out an in-depth study of the product using examination procedures not available in the robotic workplace and relates the nature of the required path to the information obtainable from the machine vision system. The practical application of this system to the processing of fish fillets is described and used to illustrate the techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1613, Mobile Robots VI, (14 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135179
Show Author Affiliations
Denis E. Malone, New Zealand Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (New Zealand)
Werner E. Friedrich, New Zealand Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1613:
Mobile Robots VI
William J. Wolfe; Wendell H. Chun, Editor(s)

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