Online from: 1973
Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Artificial intelligence and robotic hand-eye coordination|
|Author(s):||Christine Connolly, (Associate Editor, Industrial Robot)|
|Citation:||Christine Connolly, (2008) "Artificial intelligence and robotic hand-eye coordination", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 35 Iss: 6, pp.496 - 503|
|Keywords:||Artificial intelligence, Pattern recognition, Robotics|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/01439910810909484 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper's aim is to assess the practical advances resulting from progress in artificial intelligence affecting vision-equipped robots.
Design/methodology/approach – A short history of artificial intelligence applied to robotic hand-eye coordination is followed by a description of some of the milestones in pattern recognition, interfacing, operating systems and programming paradigms. Finally, a range of current-day practical applications is given, from industrial to student project.
Findings – The paper finds that advances in the speed and robustness of pattern recognition algorithms have been very important in the development of robots that adapt to randomly positioned workpieces. Event-triggered object oriented programming, wide address buses, smart cameras, ethernet and other standard cables and communications formats, and the ever-increasing power of computers are also of great practical importance.
Originality/value – The paper contrasts the current state of robotic vision with that 20 years ago.
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