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Production Plant CONSIGHT Installations
Author(s): Mitchel R. Ward; Douglas P. Rheaume; Steven W. Holland; James H. Dunseth
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Paper Abstract

CONSIGHT is a computer vision based system developed by General Motors which is able to locate and identify parts on moving conveyor belts. Two different factory applications are presented which illustrate CONSIGHT's capabilities and which bring out some of the issues of developing production systems. The first system discussed employs a single vision station and a series of pneumatic kicker devices to sort passing parts into one of 16 bins. The second system employs a single vision station and multiple robot stations to load large castings from a conveyor into shipping containers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0360, Robotics and Industrial Inspection, (23 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934114
Show Author Affiliations
Mitchel R. Ward, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)
Douglas P. Rheaume, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)
Steven W. Holland, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)
James H. Dunseth, General Motors Advanced Product and Manufacturing (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0360:
Robotics and Industrial Inspection
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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