Virtual tools with attributes for robotic based intermediate manufacturing processes

T Kesavadas, David J. Cannon

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This paper describes an interactive system for specifying robotic tasks using virtual tools which allows an operator to reach into a live video scene and direct robots to use corresponding real tools in complex scenarios that involve integrating a variety of otherwise autonomous technologies. This attribute rich virtual tools concept provides a human-machine interface that is robust to unanticipated developments and tunable to the specific requirements of a particular task. This Interactive Specification concept is applied to intermediate manufacturing processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1845-1850
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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