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"Vision Challenges in a Robotic Power Tool," a Presentation from Shaper Tools

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Alec Rivers, co-founder of Shaper Tools, presents the "Vision Challenges in a Robotic Power Tool" tutorial at the May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit.

Shaper Tools has developed a first-of-its-kind robotic power tool enabled by embedded vision. Vision is used to track the tool's orientation in 3D at 100 Hz to an accuracy of 0.01 inches or better, in an uncontrolled environment using a single inexpensive sensor. This talk describes that system, and discusses the challenges of making a computer vision system robust enough for a consumer product.