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Vision Assisted Robotics in the Decoration and Assembly of Scale Models

  • L. G. Trabasso
  • J. R. Hewit
  • A. P. Slade
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Part of the Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 9)

Abstract

The European toy industry is very heavily dependent on manual labour and therefore vulnerable to Far Eastern competitors, who have the advantage of lower labour costs. Automation is Europe’s best hope of beating off the oriental challenge.

Keywords

Vision System Inspection Station Lower Labour Cost Moulding Machine Printing Station 
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References

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    Trabasso L.G., Hewit J.R., Slade A.P. A vision assisted robotic cell for scale model decoration. 28th Matador Conference, 35–40, Manchester, UK, 1990.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Trabasso
    • 1
  • J. R. Hewit
    • 1
  • A. P. Slade
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLoughborough University of TechnologyLoughborough, LeicestershireUK

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