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Programless visual inspection with flexible arm camera
Author(s): Takashi Anezaki; Tamao Okamoto; Shuji Hatitani; Kenji Suzuki; Shuji Hashimoto
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Paper Abstract

When inspection equipment based on visual recognition is installed in production sites, the recognition criterion is custom designed to satisfy the inspection specification, normally requiring constant attention and software modifications by specialty engineers. This paper proposes the Programless (Programming-free) visual recognition technology aiming at an automatic visual inspection system that has a self tuning mechanism and can also be easily tuned by factory workers. A camera system for visual inspection is mounted on a robot arm with flexible electronic components, which enables the users to perform positioning of the inspection equipment in an intuitive manner. The proposed system allows to provide a novel method of visual inspection and to reduce the technical complexity of the handling of visual inspection equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV, (30 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517468
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Anezaki, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tamao Okamoto, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shuji Hatitani, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kenji Suzuki, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Shuji Hashimoto, Waseda Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5264:
Optomechatronic Systems IV
George K. Knopf, Editor(s)

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