Vision, Touch & Sound

It is in this module that the student learns the principles of robotic vision systems including cameras, frame grabbers and vision algorithms. 3D vision, photogrammetry, and tactile sensing are covered with an emphasis on practical application and design. An introduction to robot inspection and speech recognition is also presented in this module. In addition, this module also provides an overview of CCD and CMOS cameras and describes their application in industrial robotics. The student will learn design techniques and the principles of F/T sensing as well as the most common characteristics of touch sensors.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a robot pose
  • Name the two most important sensors for a robot
  • List five functions performed by vision and touch sensors
  • Explain the three steps required for a vision system to process data
  • Describe the two levels of world modeling
  • Define the term photogrammetry
  • Compare CCD and CMOS cameras
  • Calculate the field of view for a vision system
  • Discuss the purpose of a frame grabber in a vision system
  • List the three basic techniques used for 3D vision
  • Define the term slip sensing
  • Differentiate between touch sensing and F/T sensing
  • Name six desirable characteristics of touch sensors
  • Define robot audition
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