I will start a project for a robot who can pick one type of small metal part travelling on a conveyor belt.
It should be able to:
-Recognize a specific shape of an object on the conveyor belt.
-Stop the conveyor belt which is powered by a stepper motor.
-Identify the X-Y-coordinates on the conveyor belt.
-Move an arm equipped with a vacuum suction cup to the coordinate.
-Pick the part, put it in a magazine.
I won't be able to do this without your help. The robot's design is pretty much already in order, but when it comes to the programming etc. I am very novice.
Here is a drawing of the project;
Any tips and pointers, before I start? I basically have all the hardware, but which camera is more suitable? And is there any guide or page out there that talks about pretty much this stuff?