Programless Visual Inspection with Flexible Arm Camera

Takashi Anezaki*, Tamao Okamoto, Shuji Hatitani, Kenji Suzuki, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    EditorsG.K. Knopf
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventOptomechatronic Systems IV - Providence, RI, United States
    Duration: 2003 Oct 282003 Oct 29


    OtherOptomechatronic Systems IV
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityProvidence, RI


    • Arm camera
    • Autonomous improvement
    • Cell production support robot
    • Visual recognition

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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