Polishing Process Automation by Industrial Robots with Polished Surface Quality Judged Based on Imaging Processing
Tomoya Ito and Koichi Morishige
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, The University of Electro-Communications
1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
In polishing-process automation, research is focusing on having industrial robots replace skilled personnel. In judging whether polishing is sufficient, and robot polishing programs using CAD/CAM have been proposed. We propose that polished surface quality the judged based on image processing, with the robot polishing using a personal computer and signal communication.
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