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Rapid prototyping of an adaptive light source for mobile manipulators with EasyKit and EasyLab
Author(s): Martin Wojtczyk; Simon Barner; Michael Geisinger; Alois Knoll
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Paper Abstract

While still not common in day-to-day business, mobile robot platforms form a growing market in robotics. Mobile platforms equipped with a manipulator for increased flexibility have been used successfully in biotech laboratories for sample management as shown on the well-known ESACT meetings. Navigation and object recognition is carried out by the utilization of a mounted machine vision camera. To cope with the different illumination conditions in a large laboratory, development of an adaptive light source was indispensable. We present our approach of rapid developing a computer controlled, adaptive LED light within one single business day, by utilizing the hardware toolbox EasyKit and our appropriate software counterpart EasyLab.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7058, Eighth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 70580A (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795019
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Wojtczyk, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Simon Barner, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Michael Geisinger, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Alois Knoll, Technische Univ. München (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7058:
Eighth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Ian T. Ferguson; Tsunemasa Taguchi; Ian E. Ashdown; Seong-Ju Park, Editor(s)

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