Optical Tracking System

Gernot Korak, Gernot Kucera


The presented optical tracking system allows
intuitive controlling and programming of industrial robots by
demonstration. The system is engineered with low cost
components. Using an active marker (IR-LEDs) in combination
with a stereo vision configuration of the camera system and the
selection of suitable algorithms for the process chain of the image
processing a positioning accuracy in the range of millimeters has
been achieved. The communication between the tracking system
and the robot is realized by using the TCP/IP protocol via an
Ethernet connection.

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