Before automated cigarette manufacturing machines were introduced, all cigarettes where made by hand. People worked on a line and rolled and glued the cigarettes one at a time. This process was slow and did not produce many cigarettes in a given day. Today, there are more than sixteen thousand cigarettes made each minute on one machine. Supply and demand. These companies will keep the cigarettes on the shelves and in your fingers as long as there is a demand for them.
Conclusion. Machine vision systems have a wide range of applications in industrial automation. They enable industrial robots to perform complex tasks reliably and accurately, and allow companies to achieve previously impossible levels of efficiency and productivity. Machine vision has developed significantly over the last ten years and is now essential to many industries.
Other robots use machine vision systems to perform complex tasks, such as weld inspection and optimization in the automotive industry. These usually involve elaborate actions and motion sequences, which the robot may even have to identify itself.
Robots are made up of easily available materials. Steel, cast iron and aluminum are commonly used for making the arms and bases of robots. In mobile robots, rubber tires are fixed for smooth and quiet operation. Robots may be electronically operated and also laser or radio controlled. The exposed parts of the robot are enveloped with flexible neoprene sheaths and bellows.
There was an interesting talk given by Regina Dugan of DARPA on December 14, 2011 for the engineering students and social studies students at MIT titled; ”Just Make It” which of course is a ”take-off” literally on the Nike Brand theme; Just Do It! – in this talk she mentions an aircraft manufacturing company which works without assembly lines and has been able to increase time to build from start to finish by a factor of 2. Each aircraft stays put, the folks working on it move. Okay so, that makes sense, and Rolls Royce and other high-end auto manufacturers use similar techniques, as to many of the hand-crafted high-end specialty cars.