Machine Vision for Object Detection and Profiling in an Unstructured Environment

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The Handling and Sorting System for 55-Gallon Drums (HANDSS-55) is a DOE project to develop an automated method for retrieving items that are not acceptable at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) from 55-gallon drums of low-level waste. The HANDSS-55 is a modular system that opens drums, sorts the waste, and then repackages the remaining waste in WIPP compliant barrels. The Sorting Station module relies on a non-contact measurement system to quickly provide a 3D profile of the sorting area. It then analyses the 3D profile and a color image to determine the position and orientation of an operator selected ... continued below

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Kinoshita, R.A. & Walton, M.C. May 23, 2002.

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The Handling and Sorting System for 55-Gallon Drums (HANDSS-55) is a DOE project to develop an automated method for retrieving items that are not acceptable at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) from 55-gallon drums of low-level waste. The HANDSS-55 is a modular system that opens drums, sorts the waste, and then repackages the remaining waste in WIPP compliant barrels. The Sorting Station module relies on a non-contact measurement system to quickly provide a 3D profile of the sorting area. It then analyses the 3D profile and a color image to determine the position and orientation of an operator selected waste item. The item is then removed from the sorting area by a robotic arm. The use of both image and profile information for object determination provides a fast, effective method of finding and retrieving selected objects in the unstructured environment of the sorting module.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00797097

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  • Spectrum 2002, Reno, NV (US), 08/04/2002--08/08/2002

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-02-00161
  • Grant Number: AC07-99ID13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 797097
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741612

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Kinoshita, R.A. & Walton, M.C. Machine Vision for Object Detection and Profiling in an Unstructured Environment, article, May 23, 2002; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741612/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.