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Interactive Image Processing As An Aid To Designing Robot Vision Systems
Author(s): B. G. Batchelor; S. M. Cotter; G. J. Page; S. H. Hopkins
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Paper Abstract

Interactive image processing has proved to be a valuable aid to prototype development for industrial inspection systems. This paper advocates extending its use to exploratory analysis of robot vision applications. Preliminary studies have shown that it is equally effective in this role, although it is not usually possible to achieve the computational speeds needed for real-time control of the robot using a software-based image processor. Its use, as in inspection research, is likely to be limited to algorithm design/selection. The Autoview image processor (British Robotic Systems Ltd.) has recently been interfaced to a Placemate 5 robot (Pendar Robotics Ltd.) and further programmable manipulation devices, including an xy-coordinate table and a stepping turntable are currently being connected. Using these and similar devices, research will be conducted into such tasks as assembly, Dalletisinq and robot-assisted inspection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0397, Applications of Digital Image Processing V, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935307
Show Author Affiliations
B. G. Batchelor, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and British Robotic Systems Ltd. (U.K)
S. M. Cotter, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (U.K.)
G. J. Page, British Robotic Systems Ltd. (U.K.)
S. H. Hopkins, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (U.K.)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0397:
Applications of Digital Image Processing V
Andre J. Oosterlinck; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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