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The Integration of Machine Vision with Motion Control Is Transforming Bin Picking, Part Inspection

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Robotics applications in the past were limited because motion planning and machine vision were applied in isolation.

NEIL TARDELLA AND JAMES ENGLISH, ENERGID TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

Historically, robots have improved manufacturing processes through mechanical, repetitive motion. In a typical operation, the arm of an industrial robot followed a preprogrammed sequence of movements, sensing or reasoning only as needed for motor control. It blindly reached toward a location and mechanically grasped whatever was there, and then moved and released the object at another location. Where efficiencies could be realized through such repetitive mechanical processes, traditional robotics increased the speed of production and yielded cost savings. The motion control problem...Read full article

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