Mobile System for Non Destructive Testing of Weld Joints via Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Technique

  • Barbara Siemia̧tkowska
  • Rafał Chojecki
  • Mateusz Wiśniowski
  • Michał Walȩcki
  • Marcin Wielgat
  • Jakub Michalski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 422)

Abstract

This paper describes research towards the development of a robotic system for automated welded joint testing. The tests are often carried out manually by skilled personnel. Automating the inspection process would reduce errors and associated costs. The system proposed in this paper is based on a mobile robot platform and is designed to carry ultrasonic sensors in order to scan welds for defects. The robot is equipped with a vision system in order to detect the weld position. A fuzzy control system is used in order to control robot motion along the weld.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Siemia̧tkowska
    • 1
  • Rafał Chojecki
    • 1
  • Mateusz Wiśniowski
    • 1
  • Michał Walȩcki
    • 2
  • Marcin Wielgat
    • 3
  • Jakub Michalski
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Automatic Control and RoboticsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Materials Engineers Group Ltd.WarsawPoland

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