Teaching by Example in Food Assembly by Robot

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Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2000
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5886-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE ICRA 2000) - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 24 Apr 200028 Apr 2000


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE ICRA 2000)
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
Period24 Apr 200028 Apr 2000
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Sectors of the food processing industry have challenging requirements for automation: short batches, product innovation, variation in component shape, all with high production volume. Hard-programmed automation cannot provide the flexibility required. We report our initial work on an approach in which robot operations are derived from the sensed difference between a part-assembled product and a pre-sensed example of the result required. We describe a workcell with laser sensor and present results for experiments on simple assemblies of real sandwich and pizza components. The technique offers flexibility without reprogramming