30 September 2003 Programless visual inspection with flexible arm camera
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Proceedings Volume 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.517468
Event: Photonics Technologies for Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
When inspection equipment based on visual recognition is installed in production sites, the recognition criterion is custom designed to satisfy the inspection specification, normally requiring constant attention and software modifications by specialty engineers. This paper proposes the Programless (Programming-free) visual recognition technology aiming at an automatic visual inspection system that has a self tuning mechanism and can also be easily tuned by factory workers. A camera system for visual inspection is mounted on a robot arm with flexible electronic components, which enables the users to perform positioning of the inspection equipment in an intuitive manner. The proposed system allows to provide a novel method of visual inspection and to reduce the technical complexity of the handling of visual inspection equipment.
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Takashi Anezaki, Tamao Okamoto, Shuji Hatitani, Kenji Suzuki, and Shuji Hashimoto "Programless visual inspection with flexible arm camera", Proc. SPIE 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV, (30 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517468; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.517468

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