Machine Vision

Authored by: Bruce Batchelor

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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Machine vision is concerned with the engineering of integrated mechanical–optical–electronic-software systems for examining natural objects and materials. This entry explains how machines can be provided with visual sensing, thereby enabling them to perform a wide variety of tasks for the manufacturing industry, such as inspecting, counting, grading, sorting, matching, locating, guiding, recognizing, identifying, reading, classifying, verifying, measuring, controlling calibration, and monitoring.

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