Integration of optical devices in robotic automation systems can eliminate the need for component location accessories and simplify the automated processing routine. Guyson has incorporated vision in a variety of robotic blasting installations.
Advanced imaging and vision are especially useful for component-handling robotic blast systems and robotic loading applications. 2-D vision may be employed to determine the exact location of a part that is to be grasped by the robot, for recognition of components by shape, dimensions, bar coding or other component identification marking, for detecting part presence or absence in robotic pick-and-place tasks, and for automation of certain types of optical comparator inspection functions. 3-D vision has of all these capabilities, plus offers the advantages of accurate depth or distance determination.