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A tree-structured variant of the self-organizing map provides an elegant solution for automated surface processing with a robot (eg for painting, coating or sandblasting). Given a set of data points in arbitrary order from the object surface, the self-organizing map can be used to generate a tool path that is both smooth and covers the object with equal areas. Input data many come from a laser measurement system, CAD model, digitial camera, or from human assisted object digitizing system. The proposed solution is reliable and easy to implement, and thus good alternative for costly manual training of a robot.

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Authors: VARSTA M, JRC Ispra (IT);KOIKKALAINEN P, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Information Processing, (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Pattern Recognition : Applications and Robotic Systems, Vienna (AT), August 25-30, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39990 ORA
Record Number: 199610980 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en