Bogdan GHERMAN, Ferenc PUSKAS, Paul TUCAN, Cecilia ROMAN, Adrian PISLA, Calin VAIDA, Iosif BIRLESCU, Doina PISLA


The collection of biological samples containing airborne pathogens may be a dangerous process in closed spaces, since it may lead to the spread of bacteria and viruses within the environment. The paper presents a solution for a safety collection process of biological samples within the testing procedure for lung tuberculosis infection. A collaborative robot has been integrated within a sputum collection booth, having the task to manipulate the sputum container until its evacuation for further analysis. A control algorithm targeting the safety wrapping of the container has been proposed, consisting in the implementation of convolutional neural networks using a vision system for the classification of the qualitative screw fastening process.

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