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Robot Vision Using A Projection Method
Author(s): Min Ching Chiang; James B.K. Tio; Ernest L Hall
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Paper Abstract

A dramatic increase in the use of industrial robots is expected in the United States within this decade. This increase increase will require robot vision systems so that the machines can respond and adapt to their environment, i.e., be intelligent. These advances can lead to new methods for use in flexible manufacturing systems and automated factories. The purpose of this paper is to describe a technique for three dimensional robot vision using a single projected image. The method involves automatic location of projected vertex points to determine the three dimensional surface characteristics of an object. The method is robust enough to permit measurement of featureless curved objects. Examples are given which demonstrate the simplicity of the technique. The significance of this method is that it is simple enough for use in robot control or inspection applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939225
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Min Ching Chiang, University of Tennessee (United States)
James B.K. Tio, Technology for Energy Corporation (United States)
Ernest L Hall, University of Cincinnati (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0449:
Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall, Editor(s)

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