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What are the specific industry applications for machine vision?
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From HW side: industry proved hardware regarding temperature, vibration, power. From SW side: identify parts with position, orientation, identify data matrix codes, quality measurement (diameter, roundness, dimensions).
Perhaps the best way to start is with a definition of “machine vision.” Let me humbly propose, “Machine vision is using images, acquired from cameras or sensors, of an object to be analyzed and inspected for various features including, but not limited to, dimensional measurement, presence or absence of component pieces, defect detection or analysis, or reading and interpreting alpha-numeric characters and bar codes.” As you can tell by this definition, almost everything that is manufactured or converted (changed from one form to another) has a potential machine vision application associated with it. Even though “all manufactured goods” is a huge list of potential applications, machine vision applications do not end at the factory doors. There are outdoor applications as well such as railroad track inspection. Basically, if you can use image data to inspect it, analyze it, or read it, it can be a machine vision application. Glen Ahearn c/o Geralyn Miller Teledyne DALSA