Master of Engineering Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
Szoke-Sieswerda, Justin M., "A Vision System for Automating Municipal Waste Collection" (2014). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2380.