DYNAMIC INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE FOR USE BETWEEN VISION HOST AND LASER SENSOR
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Determining site settings for robotic laser inspection systems typically requires an interactive two-step teaching process. The first-step of the process sets inspection locations of a laser device over an inspection site through a command from a vision computer. In command mode the vision computer stores coordinates of the head positions, while composing and sending to the laser device a string containing a command, a laser head number and parameter settings. During the second step results of the laser measurement are sent from the laser device to the vision computer to be displayed and/or stored for later use. Included in the second step of the process is verification by an operator, which requires that the vision computer be changed from command mode to a graphical mode, in which screens are available for viewing the laser measurements. Subsequent to operator inspection, based on current laser position and selected parameters refinements to the laser device would need to be made, since the laser device is made up of a number of point lasers aligned end to end to form a laser line. This iterative refining process entails repeating the two-step inspection site setting process until the laser device is positioned correctly.