SE9802923L - Method and device for locating the teats of an animal - Google Patents

Method and device for locating the teats of an animal

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Publication number
SE9802923L
SE9802923L SE9802923A SE9802923A SE9802923L SE 9802923 L SE9802923 L SE 9802923L SE 9802923 A SE9802923 A SE 9802923A SE 9802923 A SE9802923 A SE 9802923A SE 9802923 L SE9802923 L SE 9802923L
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Prior art keywords
support
captured images
teat
light
apparatus
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SE9802923A
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Mats Nilsson
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Alfa Laval Agri Ab
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Publication of SE9802923L publication Critical patent/SE9802923L/en

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01JMANUFACTURE OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
    • A01J5/00Milking machines or devices
    • A01J5/017Automatic attaching or detaching of clusters
    • A01J5/0175Attaching of clusters
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T5/00Image enhancement or restoration
    • G06T5/50Image enhancement or restoration by the use of more than one image, e.g. averaging, subtraction

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for guiding an apparatus support towards at least one teat of a milk animal comprising moving the support (32) to a position where an udder is expected to be viewed; illuminating (33) a region expected to contain at least one udder with a source of structural light from the support; and viewing captured images (34) from said support by viewing the region with an image capturing device. According to the invention, said illuminating light is alternately turned on (33) and off (35) for elimination of disturbing reflections from the captured images, said captured images (34, 36) being of two types, one type when illuminated having disturbing as well as true light reflections, and another type when light is turned off having disturbing reflections only, said captured images being analysed (37) by forming the difference between said two types of captured images resulting in a difference image, said difference image being analysed (38) to identify possible teat candidates, one of which being selected as a target teat, the position of said target teat is determined for homing (43) of said support and any supported apparatus to said target teat.
SE9802923A 1998-08-31 1998-08-31 Method and device for locating the teats of an animal SE9802923L (en)

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SE9802923A SE9802923L (en) 1998-08-31 1998-08-31 Method and device for locating the teats of an animal
PCT/SE1999/001490 WO2000011935A1 (en) 1998-08-31 1999-08-31 A method and an apparatus for locating the teats of an animal
AU58932/99A AU5893299A (en) 1998-08-31 1999-08-31 A method and an apparatus for locating the teats of an animal

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