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.
2008, by K.Morishige