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NBS Vision System in the AMRF



M Nashman, K Chaconas


This article describes the NBS Vision System developed by the Sensory Intelligence Group of the Robotics System Division which is used in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF). It discusses the objectives of the Vision System and its applications in the factory environment. Since the Vision System is a multi-processor system, each process is described according to its position in the vision hierarchy as well as to its particular logical and computational functions. The interfaces between the individual processes of the Vision System and the interfaces between the Vision System and other AMRF systems are described. AMRF documentation packages describing the Horizontal Workstation, the Real-Time Control System and the Material Handling Workstation are available from the Center for Manufacturing Engineering.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 3684
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Automated Manufacturing Research Facility, computer vision, hierarchical design, image processing, Material Handling Workstation, multi-processor, real-time, Real-Time Control System


Nashman, M. and Chaconas, K. (1988), NBS Vision System in the AMRF, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created August 30, 1988, Updated October 12, 2021