Fundamentals of Machine Vision

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Author: Harley R. Myler

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819430496

Category: Computers

Page: 133

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Machine vision has come of age as an established, respected field of research and application with a strong theoretical foundation. The term 'machine vision' has various definitions, depending on one's field, such as computer vision, image understanding, scene analysis, or robotics. In this Tutorial Text, machine vision specifically refers to the study and implementation of systems that allow machines to recognize objects from acquired image data and perform useful tasks from that recognition. This book is intended to help readers understand and construct machine vision systems that perform useful tasks, based on the current state of the art. It covers fundamentals drawn from image processing and computer graphics to the methods of applied machine vision techniques. The text is useful as a short course supplement, as a self-study guide, or as a primary or supplementary text in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course.

Handbook Of Industrial Automation

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Author: Richard Shell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203908587

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 904

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Supplies the most essential concepts and methods necessary to capitalize on the innovations of industrial automation, including mathematical fundamentals, ergonometrics, industrial robotics, government safety regulations, and economic analyses.

Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Third Edition

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Author: Philip D. Rufe

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 0872638707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 684

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Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Third Edition provides a structured review of the fundamentals of manufacturing for individuals planning to take SME'S Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification exams. This book has been updated according to the most recent Body of Knowledge published by the Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. While the objective of this book is to prepare for the certification process, it is a primary source of information for individuals interested in learning fundamental manufacturing concepts and practices. This book is a valuable resource for anyone with limited manufacturing experience or training. Instructor slides and the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Workbook are available to complement course instruction and exam preparation. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Mathematics Chapter 2: Units of Measure Chapter 3: Light Chapter 4: Sound Chapter 5: Electricity/Electronics Chapter 6: Statics Chapter 7: Dynamics Chapter 8: Strength of Materials Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Chapter 10: Fluid Power Chapter 11: Chemistry Chapter 12: Material Properties Chapter 13: Metals Chapter 14: Plastics Chapter 15: Composites Chapter 16: Ceramics Chapter 17: Engineering Drawing Chapter 18: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Chapter 19: Computer-Aided Design/Engineering Chapter 20: Product Development and Design Chapter 21: Intelllectual Property Chapter 22: Product Liability Chapter 23: Cutting Tool Technology Chapter 24: Machining Chapter 25: Metal Forming Chapter 26: Sheet Metalworking Chapter 27: Powdered Metals Chapter 28: Casting Chapter 29: Joining and Fastening Chapter 30: Finishing Chapter 31: Plastics Processes Chapter 32: Composite Processes Chapter 33: Ceramic Processes Chapter 34: Printed Circuit Board Fabrication and Assembly Chapter 35: Traditional Production Planning and Control Chapter 36: Lean Production Chapter 37: Process Engineering Chapter 38: Fixture and Jig Design Chapter 39: Materials Management Chapter 40: Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management Chapter 41: Manufacturing Networks Chapter 42: Computer Numerical Control Machining Chapter 43: Programmable Logic Controllers Chapter 44: Robotics Chapter 45: Automated Material Handling and Identification Chapter 46: Statistical Methods for Quality Control Chapter 47: Continuous Improvement Chapter 48: Quality Standards Chapter 49: Dimensional Metrology Chapter 50: Nondestructive Testing Chapter 51: Management Introduction Chapter 52: Leadership and Motivation Chapter 53: Project Management Chapter 54: Labor Relations Chapter 55: Engineering Economics Chapter 56: Sustainable Manufacturing Chapter 57: Personal Effectiveness

Industrial Robot Handbook

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Author: Richard K. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468466089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 686

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These are exciting times for manufacturing engineers. It has been said that American industry will undergo greater changes during the 1980 and 1990 decades than it did during the entire eight preceding decades of this century. The industrial robot has become the symbol of this progress in computer-integrated manufacturing. This book is for engineers and managers in manufacturing industries who are involved in implementing robotics in their operations. With tens of thousands of industrial robots already in use in the United States, there are plenty of role models for proposed applications to be patterned after. This book provides an overview of robot applications and presents case histories that might suggest applications to engineers and managers for implementation in their own facilities. The application of industrial robots were well developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While the reader may note some of the examples discussed in this handbook incorporate older robot models, it is the application that is of interest. As Joseph Engelberger, the founding father of robotics has pointed out, industrial robots in 1988 are "doing pretty much the same kind of work" as they did in 1980.

Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook

Techniques and Applications

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Author: Hyungsuck Cho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420040693

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Opto-mechatronics-the fusion of optical and mechatronic technologies-has been integral in the evolution of machines, systems, and products that are smaller and more precise, more intelligent, and more autonomous. For the technology to reach its full potential, however, engineers and researchers from many disciplines must learn to work together through every phase of system development. To date, little effort has been expended, either in practice or in the literature, to eliminate the boundaries that exist between the optics and mechatronics communities. The Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook is the first step in that direction. Richly illustrated and featuring contributions from an international panel of experts, it meets three essential objectives: Ö Present the definitions, fundamentals, and applications of the technology Ö Provide a multidisciplinary perspective that shows how optical systems and devices can be integrated with mechatronic systems at all stages, from conceptualization to design and manufacturing Ö Demonstrate the roles and synergistic effects of optical systems in overall system performance Along with his fresh approach and systems perspective, the editor has taken care to address real cutting-edge technologies, including precision opto-mechatronic systems, intelligent robots, and opto-microsensors. Ultimately, the Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook provides readers with the technological foundation for developing further innovative products and systems.

Intelligent Machine Vision

Techniques, Implementations and Applications

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Author: Bruce Batchelor,Frederick Waltz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447102398

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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A number of important aspects of intelligent machine vision in one volume, describing the state of the art and current developments in the field, including: fundamentals of 'intelligent'image processing for machine vision systems; algorithm optimisation; implementation in high-speed electronic digital hardware; implementation in an integrated high-level software environment and applications for industrial product quality and process control. Backed by numerous illustrations, created using the authors IP software, this book will be of interest to researchers in the field of machine vision wishing to understand the discipline and develop new techniques. Also useful for under- and postgraduates.

Fundamentals of Robotics

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Author: David Ardayfio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824774400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Fundamentals of Robotics Engineering

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Author: Harry H. Poole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401170509

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

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Robotics engineering has progressed from an infant industry in 1961 to one including over 500 robot and allied firms around the world in 1989. During this growth period, many robotics books have been published, so me of which have served as industry standards. Until recently, the design of robotics sys tems has been primarily the responsibility of the mechanical engineer, and their application in factories has been the responsibility of the manufacturing engineer. Few robotics books address the many systems issues facing electron ics engineers or computer programmers. The mid-1980s witnessed a major change in the robotics field. The develop ment of advanced sensor systems (particularly vision), improvements in the intelligence area, and the desire to integrate groups of robots working together in local work cells or in factory-wide systems have greatly increased the partic ipation of electronics engineers and computer programmers. Further, as ro bots ga in mobility, they are being used in completely new areas, such as construction, firefighting, and underwater exploration, and the need for com puters and smart sensors has increased. Fundamentals af Rabaties Engineering is aimed at the practicing electrical engineer or computer analyst who needs to review the fundamentals of engi neering as applied to robotics and to understand the impact on system design caused by constraints unique to robotics. Because there are many good texts covering mechanical engineering topics, this book is limited to an overview of those topics and the effects they have on electrical design and system pro grams.

Fundamentals of Robotics

Linking Perception to Action

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Author: Min Xie

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812383358

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 692

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Tomorrow's robots, which includes the humanoid robot, can perform task like tutoring children, working as tour guides, driving humans to and from work, do the family shopping etc. Tomorrow's robots will enhance lives in ways we never dreamed possible. No time to attend the decisive meeting on Asian strategy? Let your robot go for you and make the decisions. Not feeling well enough to go to the clinic? Let Dr Robot come to you, make a diagnosis, and get you the necessary medicine for treatment. No time to coach the soccer team this week? Let the robot do it for you. Tomorrow's robots will be the most exciting and revolutionary things to happen to the world since the invention of the automobile. It will change the way we work, play, think, and live. Because of this, nowadays robotics is one of the most dynamic fields of scientific research. These days, robotics is offered in almost every university in the world. Most mechanical engineering departments offer a similar course at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. And increasingly, many computer and electrical engineering departments are also offering it. This book will guide you, the curious beginner, from yesterday to tomorrow. The book will cover practical knowledge in understanding, developing, and using robots as versatile equipment to automate a variety of industrial processes or tasks. But, the book will also discuss the possibilities we can look forward to when we are capable of creating a vision-guided, learning machine. Readership: Upper-level undergraduates, graduates and researchers in robotics &automated systems, artificial intelligence, machine perception and computer vision.

Machine Vision Algorithms in Java

Techniques and Implementation

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Author: Paul F. Whelan,Derek Molloy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447102517

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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This book presents key machine vision techniques and algorithms, along with the associated Java source code. Special features include a complete self-contained treatment of all topics and techniques essential to the understanding and implementation of machine vision; an introduction to object-oriented programming and to the Java programming language, with particular reference to its imaging capabilities; Java source code for a wide range of real-world image processing and analysis functions; an introduction to the Java 2D imaging and Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) API; and a wide range of illustrative examples.

Fundamentals of Computer Vision

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Author: Wesley E. Snyder,Hairong Qi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107184886

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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This book equips students with crucial mathematical and algorithmic tools to understand complete computer vision systems.

Color in Computer Vision

Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Theo Gevers,Arjan Gijsenij,Joost van de Weijer,Jan-Mark Geusebroek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118350065

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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While the field of computer vision drives many of today’s digital technologies and communication networks, the topic of color has emerged only recently in most computer vision applications. One of the most extensive works to date on color in computer vision, this book provides a complete set of tools for working with color in the field of image understanding. Based on the authors’ intense collaboration for more than a decade and drawing on the latest thinking in the field of computer science, the book integrates topics from color science and computer vision, clearly linking theories, techniques, machine learning, and applications. The fundamental basics, sample applications, and downloadable versions of the software and data sets are also included. Clear, thorough, and practical, Color in Computer Vision explains: Computer vision, including color-driven algorithms and quantitative results of various state-of-the-art methods Color science topics such as color systems, color reflection mechanisms, color invariance, and color constancy Digital image processing, including edge detection, feature extraction, image segmentation, and image transformations Signal processing techniques for the development of both image processing and machine learning Robotics and artificial intelligence, including such topics as supervised learning and classifiers for object and scene categorization Researchers and professionals in computer science, computer vision, color science, electrical engineering, and signal processing will learn how to implement color in computer vision applications and gain insight into future developments in this dynamic and expanding field.

Fundamentals of Robot Technology

An Introduction to Industrial Robots, Teleoperators and Robot Vehicles

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Author: D.J. Todd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401167680

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205

Biologically Inspired Computer Vision

Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Gabriel Cristobal,Laurent Perrinet,Matthias S. Keil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412646

Category: Science

Page: 480

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As the state-of-the-art imaging technologies became more and more advanced, yielding scientific data at unprecedented detail and volume, the need to process and interpret all the data has made image processing and computer vision increasingly important. Sources of data that have to be routinely dealt with today's applications include video transmission, wireless communication, automatic fingerprint processing, massive databanks, non-weary and accurate automatic airport screening, robust night vision, just to name a few. Multidisciplinary inputs from other disciplines such as physics, computational neuroscience, cognitive science, mathematics, and biology will have a fundamental impact in the progress of imaging and vision sciences. One of the advantages of the study of biological organisms is to devise very different type of computational paradigms by implementing a neural network with a high degree of local connectivity. This is a comprehensive and rigorous reference in the area of biologically motivated vision sensors. The study of biologically visual systems can be considered as a two way avenue. On the one hand, biological organisms can provide a source of inspiration for new computational efficient and robust vision models and on the other hand machine vision approaches can provide new insights for understanding biological visual systems. Along the different chapters, this book covers a wide range of topics from fundamental to more specialized topics, including visual analysis based on a computational level, hardware implementation, and the design of new more advanced vision sensors. The last two sections of the book provide an overview of a few representative applications and current state of the art of the research in this area. This makes it a valuable book for graduate, Master, PhD students and also researchers in the field.

Optomechatronics

Fusion of Optical and Mechatronic Engineering

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Author: Hyungsuck Cho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420039520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

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Representing an evolutionary leap, the integration of optical technologies into mechatronic systems adds a new dimension to an already multifaceted field. Optical elements enhance the functionality of mechatronics and in many cases introduce entirely new capabilities. Likewise, mechatronic elements bring the same synergistic effects to optical systems. However, most books focus on traditional mechatronics while only briefly discussing, or omitting completely, the characteristics of optomechatronic technology. Bringing together the fundamentals and underlying concepts, Optomechatronics provides a detailed introduction to this growing field. With emphasis on the importance of interdisciplinary, multiple-technology fusion, this book threads together the background, definition, and characteristics of the field with an integrated view of various disciplines, a system-oriented approach, and a combined view of the macro/micro worlds. It begins with an analysis of a variety of practical optomechatronic systems to identify the underlying concepts and features of each area composing the field. These systems include optics, machine vision, feedback control, and micro-opto-mechanical systems (MOEMS). From this platform, the author demonstrates how to fuse the optical, mechanical, electronic, and microprocessor elements to realize desired functionalities. Finally, the book examines whole optomechatronic systems comprising the components described in the previous section. Whether you are new to the field or have experience in a different engineering discipline, Optomechatronics supplies the necessary tools to harness the benefits that optical technologies bring to this important emerging area.

Life Science Automation Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Mingjun Zhang,Bradley J. Nelson,Robin Felder

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 507

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This comprehensive resource provides a solid grounding in life science and automation engineering essentials and describes state-of-the-art techniques for the design and development of sensors and actuators, lab-on-a-chip and bio-MEMs platforms, and more.