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The Synthesis of Logical Sensor Specifications
Author(s): Tom Henderson; Chuck Hansen; Bir Bhanu
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Paper Abstract

A coherent automated manufacturing system needs to include CAD/CAM, computer vision, and object manipulation. Currently, most systems which support CAD/CAM do not provide for vision or manipulation and similarly, vision and manipulation systems incorporate no explicit relation to CAD/CAM models. CAD/CAM systems have emerged which allow the designer to conceive and model an object and automatically manufacture the object to the prescribed specifications. If recognition or manipulation is to be performed, existing vision systems rely on models generated in an ad hoc manner for the vision or recognition process. Although both Vision and CAD/CAM systems rely on models of the objects involved, different modeling schemes are used in each case. A more unified system will allow vision models to be generated from the CAD database. The model generation should be guided by the class of objects being constructed, the constraints of the vision algorithms used and the constraints imposed by the robotic workcell evironment (fixtures, sensors, manipulators and effectors). We propose a framework in which objects are designed using an existing CAGD system and logical sensor specifications are automatically synthesized and used for visual recognition and manipulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0579, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IV, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950832
Show Author Affiliations
Tom Henderson, The University of Utah (United States)
Chuck Hansen, The University of Utah (United States)
Bir Bhanu, The University of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0579:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision IV
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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