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Robot vision system programmed in Prolog
Author(s): Bruce G. Batchelor; Ralf Hack
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Paper Abstract

This is the latest in a series of publications which develop the theme of programming a machine vision system using the artificial intelligence language Prolog. The article states the long-term objective of the research program of which this work forms part. Many but not yet all of the goals laid out in this plan have already been achieved in an integrated system, which uses a multi-layer control hierarchy. The purpose of the present paper is to demonstrate that a system based upon a Prolog controller is capable of making complex decisions and operating a standard robot. The authors chose, as a vehicle for this exercise, the task of playing dominoes against a human opponent. This game was selected for this demonstration since it models a range of industrial assembly tasks, where parts are to be mated together. (For example, a 'daisy chain' of electronic equipment and the interconnecting cables/adapters may be likened to a chain of dominoes.)

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2597, Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration IV, (3 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.223984
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Bruce G. Batchelor, Univ. of Wales College Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Ralf Hack, Univ. of Wales College Cardiff (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2597:
Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration IV
Bruce G. Batchelor; Susan Snell Solomon; Frederick M. Waltz, Editor(s)

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