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Visually Interactive Gripping of Engineering Parts from Random Orientation

  • C. J. Page
  • A. Pugh

Abstract

This paper describes techniques for the visual analysis of complex engineering components for the purpose of subsequent mechanical handling. The experimental research rig comprises a versatile manipulator with two gripping devices together with an industrial television camera for sensory feedback. The important aspects of the work are the reliable and fast software for image analysis coupled with small computer memory requirements. Typical scene analysis times are in the range 0.5 to 3 seconds depending on the complexity of the image.

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Internal Mode Industrial Robot Artificial Vision External Mode Vacuum Sucker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Page
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Pugh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringLanchester PolytechnicEngland
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of HullEngland

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