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Computer vision barrel inspection
Author(s): William J. Wolfe; James Gunderson; Matthew E. Walworth
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Paper Abstract

One of the Department of Energy's (DOE) ongoing tasks is the storage and inspection of a large number of waste barrels containing a variety of hazardous substances. Martin Marietta is currently contracted to develop a robotic system -- the Intelligent Mobile Sensor System (IMSS) -- for the automatic monitoring and inspection of these barrels. The IMSS is a mobile robot with multiple sensors: video cameras, illuminators, laser ranging and barcode reader. We assisted Martin Marietta in this task, specifically in the development of image processing algorithms that recognize and classify the barrel labels. Our subsystem uses video images to detect and locate the barcode, so that the barcode reader can be pointed at the barcode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2058, Mobile Robots VIII, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167488
Show Author Affiliations
William J. Wolfe, Univ. of Colorado/Denver (United States)
James Gunderson, Univ. of Colorado/Denver (United States)
Matthew E. Walworth, Univ. of Colorado/Denver (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2058:
Mobile Robots VIII
William J. Wolfe; Wendell H. Chun, Editor(s)

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