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Development of a practical scanning laser radar for robotic bin picking
Author(s): Gary D. Johnson; Bruce D. Gretz
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Paper Abstract

Researchers have long recognized that robust solutions to many difficult image analysis tasks might be achieved if image data could be acquired as range mapped (3-D) representations of the scene. Research published as early as 1976 reported the demonstration of a range mapping imager based on laser radar. Perceptron has recently developed a commercially practical scanning laser radar capable of rapid acquisition of range mapped images. This technology has been applied to the development of an autonomous robotic bin picking work cell. The work cell and the laser radar system are described. Additional current applications of the scanning laser radar are also mentioned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1936, Applied Laser Radar Technology, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157103
Show Author Affiliations
Gary D. Johnson, Perceptron Inc. (United States)
Bruce D. Gretz, Perceptron Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1936:
Applied Laser Radar Technology
Gary W. Kamerman; William E. Keicher, Editor(s)

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