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Flexible low-cost machine vision inspection systems: a design case study
Author(s): James J. Gunning; James Mahon; Brian Farrell
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Paper Abstract

The field of automated optical inspection (AOI) is continuing to grow rapidly as manufacturing industries begin to recognize the potential of this area. However the AOI industry is rapidly approaching a bottle-neck in the cost of these systems. Computer hardware costs have dropped substantially while precision mechanical hardware costs have remained relatively fixed (and costly) over the last decade. While cost is a major contributing factor to the exclusiveness of AOI, another major factor is the lack of flexibility and general integration problems. This paper describes an AOI system prototype designed to counter some of the above problems regarding the perception and integration of AOI systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2064, Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration II, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150304
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James J. Gunning, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
James Mahon, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Brian Farrell, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2064:
Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration II
Bruce G. Batchelor; Susan Snell Solomon; Frederick M. Waltz, Editor(s)

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