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Machine Vision Course For Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Students, Jose Macedo, Kurt Colvin, Daniel Waldorf Jan 2005

Machine Vision Course For Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Students, Jose Macedo, Kurt Colvin, Daniel Waldorf

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

A 10-week course was designed with funding from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and input from industry representatives, to offer upper division engineering students a course on advanced automation. The objective was to provide engineering students theoretical and hands-on practical experience with automation technologies that will be of prime importance over the next decade: data acquisition and instrumentation, machine vision and motion control. This paper describes the machine vision portion of that class. It describes important concepts, hands-on equipment, and labs developed for this course, as well as examples of student projects from Spring Quarter, 2004. The course and ...