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Robot Vision For Depalletizing Steel Cylindrical Billets
Author(s): Arthur V. Forman Jr.
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Paper Abstract

A vision system is described for depalletizing steel cylindrical billets for a forging application. An algorithm for accurately locating and measuring the billets is described in some detail. Highlights of this discussion include an algorithm for adaptive threshold selection to accommodate changing image brightnesses and a special robot calibration procedure which enables inference of depth using only a single camera view combined with prior knowledge about the scene. Experimental results are presented which show that the system provides accurate measurements in spite of poor, inconsistent contrast.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 1985
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0548, Applications of Artificial Intelligence II, (5 April 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948407
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Arthur V. Forman Jr., Automation Intelligence, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0548:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence II
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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