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Title: Teleoperated robotic sorting system

Abstract

A method and apparatus are disclosed for classifying materials utilizing a computerized touch sensitive screen or other computerized pointing device for operator identification and electronic marking of spatial coordinates of materials to be extracted. An operator positioned at a computerized touch sensitive screen views electronic images of the mixture of materials to be sorted as they are conveyed past a sensor array which transmits sequences of images of the mixture either directly or through a computer to the touch sensitive display screen. The operator manually "touches" objects displayed on the screen to be extracted from the mixture thereby registering the spatial coordinates of the objects within the computer. The computer then tracks the registered objects as they are conveyed and directs automated devices including mechanical means such as air jets, robotic arms, or other mechanical diverters to extract the registered objects.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Nashville, TN)
  2. (Brentwood, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Recovery Technologies, Inc., Nashville, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873266
Patent Number(s):
US 6124560
Assignee:
National Recovery Technologies, Inc. (Nashville, TN) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-95ER82037
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
teleoperated; robotic; sorting; method; apparatus; disclosed; classifying; materials; utilizing; computerized; touch; sensitive; screen; device; operator; identification; electronic; marking; spatial; coordinates; extracted; positioned; views; images; mixture; sorted; conveyed; past; sensor; array; transmits; sequences; directly; computer; display; manually; touches; displayed; registering; tracks; registered; directs; automated; devices; including; mechanical; means; air; jets; arms; diverters; extract; robotic arm; air jets; sensor array; devices including; mechanical means; materials utilizing; touch sensitive; robotic arms; display screen; electronic image; air jet; /209/

Citation Formats

Roos, Charles E., Sommer, Edward J., Parrish, Robert H., and Russell, James R. Teleoperated robotic sorting system. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Roos, Charles E., Sommer, Edward J., Parrish, Robert H., & Russell, James R. Teleoperated robotic sorting system. United States.
Roos, Charles E., Sommer, Edward J., Parrish, Robert H., and Russell, James R. Sat . "Teleoperated robotic sorting system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873266.
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title = {Teleoperated robotic sorting system},
author = {Roos, Charles E. and Sommer, Edward J. and Parrish, Robert H. and Russell, James R.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are disclosed for classifying materials utilizing a computerized touch sensitive screen or other computerized pointing device for operator identification and electronic marking of spatial coordinates of materials to be extracted. An operator positioned at a computerized touch sensitive screen views electronic images of the mixture of materials to be sorted as they are conveyed past a sensor array which transmits sequences of images of the mixture either directly or through a computer to the touch sensitive display screen. The operator manually "touches" objects displayed on the screen to be extracted from the mixture thereby registering the spatial coordinates of the objects within the computer. The computer then tracks the registered objects as they are conveyed and directs automated devices including mechanical means such as air jets, robotic arms, or other mechanical diverters to extract the registered objects.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2000},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2000}
}

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