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Automation of Polishing Process by Industrial Robots with Judgment of Polished Surface Quality Based on Imaging Processing

Tomoya ITO and Koichi MORISHIGE

Proceedings of Asia International Symposium on Mechatronics 2008 (AISM2008), pp.483-487 (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, August 27-31, 2008)

The study deals with automation of polishing process by using an industrial robot. In polishing process, judgment whether polishing is sufficient or not has been performed by skilled workers. In the previous research, generation of robot program for polishing operation using CAD/CAM was already proposed. In this report, we propose automatic judgment of polished surface quality based on image processing. A robot performs polishing operation using both a personal computer and signal communication. As a result, the developed system allows us the automatic polishing that includes surface quality judgment.

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IMS Lab.

2008, by K.Morishige