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TitleIntegration of a vision-guided robot into a reconfigurable component- handling platform
AuthorViljoen, Vernon
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectComputer vision
SubjectFuzzy systems
SubjectDissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Format6 613 861 bytes
AbstractThesis (M. Tech.) -- Central University of Technology, Free State, 2010
AbstractThe latest technological trend in manufacturing worldwide is automation. Reducing human labour by using robots to do the work is purely a business decision. The reasons for automating a plant include: Improving productivity Reducing labour and equipment costs Reducing product damage Monitoring system reliability Improving plant safety. The use of robots in the automation sector adds value to the production line because of their versatility. They can be programmed to follow specific paths when moving material from one point to another and their biggest advantage is that they can operate for twenty-four hours a day while delivering consistent quality and accuracy. Vision-Guided Robots (VGRs) are developed for many different applications and therefore many different combinations of VGR systems are available. All VGRs are equipped with vision sensors which are used to locate and inspect various objects. In this study a robot and a vision system were combined for a pick-and-place application. Research was done on the design of a robot for locating, inspecting and picking selected components from a moving conveyor system.
Publisher[Bloemfontein?] : Central University of Technology, Free State