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Integration of a computer vision system with an IBM 7535 robot
Author(s): Orlando Gonzalez; W. Carrol Johnson; Scott A. Starks
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Paper Abstract

A robot is a powerful production tool, however, an "intelligent robot" with flexible control is often needed to acomplish complex tasks and to adapt to changes in its working enviroment. This paper describes the integration of machine vision with a robot to accomplish this. The system integrates an IBM 7535 industrial 7535 Industrial Robot, with four degrees of freedom, with its own programming language, AML/Entry, and a Vision System from Intelledex Inc. The IBM has its own programming language AML/ENTRY, as does the Intelledex vision system, Vision BASIC. The major objective of the project was to interface the controller of the IBM 7535 robot with host processor (a compatible IBM AT) to a vision system. In an operational scenario, the vision system is tasked with the responsabilities of recognizing an object and determining its location and orientation. Based on this information, the robot is able to pick up the object and transfer it to a pre-defined destination. The paper describes how the interfaces were developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1381, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25160
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Orlando Gonzalez, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
W. Carrol Johnson, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Scott A. Starks, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1381:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IX: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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