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Project: Research


Improving robotic welding in the automobile and shipbuilding industry using object oriented modelling and new corner-finding algorithms to help recognise parts.

Key findings

The following were created:

- New prototype automatic intelligent systems to plan and perform simple spot-welding tasks.
- Object-oriented approach to programming welding robots.
- New methods to locate corners in images to improve the extraction of Fourier descriptors and subsequent recognition of parts.
- A pointer device for TFT display screens that determines position by detecting colours on the display using a colour sensor and an Artificial Neural Network.
- Recognition of shipbuilding parts by pre-locating corners in images.
- Object-oriented programming for mobile robot welding systems.
- A robotic welding system using image processing techniques and a CAD model to provide information to a multi-intelligent decision module.
- New corner-finding algorithms to help recognise parts.
- Pre-location of corners in images.
- Recognizing shipbuilding parts using artificial neural networks and Fourier descriptors.
Short titleAssisting with spot-welding
Effective start/end date6/05/025/04/07

ID: 9728206