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To: blackdog

Sounds like a cool job. I just brought my Mindstorm Robot to work to demo a solution for testing video calls within a conference call. The robot performs motion at various speeds to test for anamolies in frame rate, resolution, video artifacts etc. It is outside my normal job, but I would love to do this for a living.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: lormand
I'm kinda familiar with that. I do some work which takes thousands of pictures per second on a production line of a part. The database then copmares those current part pictures(pictures is a crude description technically) with millions of known "good parts", looking for anaomalies of color, spots, surface irregularities, dimension variances, mass, spectrum analysis of chemical composition, foreign contaminants, etc..... And it does that at 400 units per minute. When a bad part is identified I spray it(the computer does the timing) with an output to a spray nozzle with fuorescing ink because it is going by too fast to grab. I then have a UV photo-eye which detects the glowing part down the line and fires an output to an air blast nozzle which blasts the part off of the line and it lands in a bin for disposition. The really fun part is testing the system each hour. I'll take a wood sliver or metalic sticker and place it on or in the body of the part. I have to verify that that is the one which launches off the line later on.

Fun stuff with a purpose!

21 posted on 09/17/2013 10:49:21 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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