Methods and Systems to Control a Shaping Tool

Gabriel Brisson, Takeo Kanade, Anthony M. Digioia, and Branislav Jaramaz
US Patent #6757582, July, 2004


Abstract
A method and system for providing control that include providing a workpiece that includes a target shape, providing a cutting tool, providing a 3-D image associated with the workpiece, identifying the target shape within the workpiece image, providing a 3-D image associated with the cutting tool, registering the workpiece with the workpiece image, registering the cutting tool with the cutting tool image, tracking at least one of the workpiece and the cutting tool, transforming the tracking data based on image coordinates to determine a relationship between the workpiece and the cutting tool, and, based on the relationship, providing a control to the cutting tool. In one embodiment, the workpiece image can be represented as volume pixels (voxels) that can be classified and/or reclassified based on target shape, waste, and/or workpiece.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Medical Robotics Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Associated Project(s): Precision Freehand Sculpting

Text Reference
Gabriel Brisson, Takeo Kanade, Anthony M. Digioia, and Branislav Jaramaz, "Methods and Systems to Control a Shaping Tool," US Patent #6757582, July, 2004

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Brisson_2004_4984,
   author = "Gabriel Brisson and Takeo Kanade and Anthony M Digioia and Branislav Jaramaz",
   title = "Methods and Systems to Control a Shaping Tool",
   booktitle = "US Patent #6757582",
   month = "July",
   year = "2004",
}