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A Comparison Of The Wire Frame And Mathematical Morphology Approaches To Machine Vision
Author(s): Richard Q. Fox
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Paper Abstract

The technology of machine vision systems has matured rapidly over the past four years. Over 100 small companies have brought products to market aimed at putting "intelligent eyes" on the factory floor. In the early days of the machine vision industry, many different technological approaches were tried. The first practical systems were based on binary images which were processed by a frame grab, window, and pixel count. The SRI algorithms extended the binary technology to the point that object recognition and location was a possibility. It quickly became clear that this type of technology was not robust enough for dependable operation on the factory floor. Customers demanded systems that could operate for months at a time unattended, even if the intensity of light changed or the fixturing of the objects became sloppy. In addition, potential customers were attracted to the technology of machine vision, only to find out that processing speeds were too slow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0755, Image Pattern Recognition: Algorithm Implementations, Techniques, and Technology, (30 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940002
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Richard Q. Fox, Gould Vision Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0755:
Image Pattern Recognition: Algorithm Implementations, Techniques, and Technology
Francis J. Corbett, Editor(s)

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