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Robotic Vision Camera Software for Teaching by Example

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038373D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Colson, JC Durdik, PA Henry, JC Loose, DC [+details]

Abstract

In current and future robotic installations, robotic vision is an essential element for holding costs to a minimum. To minimize this cost, it is best to use only one camera. However, for many applications the parts vary widely in target size, height, and contrast. Because of this, a single camera setting often cannot handle this variety. In order to easily accommodate this variety, a stepper motor controller is added in order to adjust camera aperture, focus, and zoom, and software has been added to make these camera positions easily teachable by the application engineer. In order for robotic vision to accommodate a wide variety of part sizes in the robotic work envelope, a stepper motor controller is added to the vision system's camera.