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Knowledge-based program to assist in the design of machine vision systems
Author(s): Bruce G. Batchelor
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Paper Abstract

There exists a serious bottle-neck in the process of designing Machine Vision Systems. This is so severe that the long-claimed flexibility of this technology will never be realized, unless there is a significant increase in the capacity of present-day vision system design teams. One possible way to improve matters is to provide appropriate design tools that will amplify the efforts of engineers who lack the necessary educational back-ground. This article describes a major extension to an existing program, called the Lighting Advisor, which is able to search a pictorial database, looking for key-words chosen by the user. The revised program bases its advice on a description of the object to be inspected and the working environment. The objective of this research is to reduce the skill level needed to operate the program, so that an industrial engineer, with little or no special training in Machine Vision, can receive appropriate and relevant advice, relating to a range of tasks in the design of industrial vision systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3521, Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VII, (6 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326974
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Bruce G. Batchelor, Cardiff Univ. of Wales (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3521:
Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VII
Bruce G. Batchelor; John W. V. Miller; Susan Snell Solomon, Editor(s)

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