Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A vision guided robotics (VGR) application

This is a concise little application story but it might prompt a few ideas about what you can do with machine vision. “Automate dangerous and toxic filling with Cognex vision,” (Springvale equipment blog, January 21st, 2011,) describes how an InSight 5401 smart camera is being used to guide a robot that fills large plastic drums.

The system was developed by Feige Filling, a German manufacturer of automated filling equipment, and they market it as the “
RobotFiller.” I don’t want to take away from their engineering expertise, but don’t you think the name “Robofiller” would have tripped off the tongue more easily?

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