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Visual Control For Robot Handling Of Unoriented Parts
Author(s): John R. Birk; Robert B. Kelley; Jean-Daniel Dessimoz
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Paper Abstract

Robots guided by image analysis have successfully acquired parts from bins, computed part position and orientation, and performed manipulation to bring parts to the same position and orientation. This task is common to many workstations in manufacturing industries since parts are often supplied in bins and must be oriented before insertion into a machine. Systems which are currently technically demonstrated as feasible have profitable applications now, but the number of suitable applications now is small when compared to those which will be appropriate in several years. More research is needed to make such robot systems fast, easily programmed, inexpensive, reliable, and applicable to a wider variety of parts. The roles of vision include directing a hand into a bin to grasp a single piece, computing the orientation of a piece in a robot's hand, piece guidance into a fixture, verification of placement in a fixture, and inspection for piece integrity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0281, Techniques and Applications of Image Understanding, (12 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965744
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Birk, University of Rhode Island (United States)
Robert B. Kelley, University of Rhode Island (United States)
Jean-Daniel Dessimoz, University of Rhode Island (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0281:
Techniques and Applications of Image Understanding
James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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