Machine Senses

  • A. E. Tony Owen


The replacement of a human by a robot is based upon a series of socio-economic criteria. The effective use of a robot necessitates that it is provided with information about its environment so that it does not perform its tasks irrespective of what is happening within the work station. The most primitive robot system will, for example, allow the painting sequence for an object to be performed whether the object is there or not and/or whether or not it is the correct object. The reason that this can occur is that the particular systems that permit this to happen are time-based sequence systems without any interlocks to ensure that the “environment” is correct for the task performance.


Vision System Gray Level Voice Recognition Fluent Computer Flexible Assembly System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Tony Owen
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  1. 1.Tony Owen, M.B.A., Ltd.BletchleyUK

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