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System and method for controlling a vision guided robot assembly

United States Patent

9,586,320
March 7, 2017
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A method includes the following steps: actuating a robotic arm to perform an action at a start position; moving the robotic arm from the start position toward a first position; determining from a vision process method if a first part from the first position will be ready to be subjected to a first action by the robotic arm once the robotic arm reaches the first position; commencing the execution of the visual processing method for determining the position deviation of the second part from the second position and the readiness of the second part to be subjected to a second action by the robotic arm once the robotic arm reaches the second position; and performing a first action on the first part using the robotic arm with the position deviation of the first part from the first position predetermined by the vision process method.
Lin; Yhu-Tin (Rochester Hills, MI), Daro; Timothy (Lake Orion, MI), Abell; Jeffrey A. (Rochester Hills, MI), Turner, III; Raymond D. (Canadensis, PA), Casoli; Daniel J. (Howell, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
14/ 493,942
20150100162
September 23, 2014
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-EE-0002217 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.