Implementation Concerns in Seam Tracking Systems

  • Nitin R. Nayak
  • Asok Ray
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


The detailed analysis of the seam tracking process was discussed in Chapter 5. Equally important are the implementation concerns of this theory. To learn and weld the seam in the same pass, the operational requirements of this system include (i) interpreting the seam information from the weld joint image in realtime, (ii) adaptively generating models of both the seam geometry and the seam environment, and (iii) computing the control input to guide the welding torch and the sensor along the seam.


Range Image Robot Controller Initial Path Seam Tracking Supervisory Controller 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nitin R. Nayak
    • 1
  • Asok Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM CorporationAustinUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentPennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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