Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Degree

Master of Engineering Science

Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Supervisor

Dr. McIsaac

Abstract

This thesis describes an industry need to make municipal waste collection more efficient. In an attempt to solve this need Waterloo Controls Inc. and a research team at UWO are exploring the idea of combining a vision system and a robotic arm to complete the waste collection process. The system as a whole is described during the introduction section of this report, but the specific goal of this thesis was the development of the vision system component. This component is the main contribution of this thesis and consists of a candidate selection step followed by a verification step.


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