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Title: Industrial Inspection with Open Eyes: Advance with Machine Vision Technology

Machine vision systems have evolved significantly with the technology advances to tackle the challenges from modern manufacturing industry. A wide range of industrial inspection applications for quality control are benefiting from visual information captured by different types of cameras variously configured in a machine vision system. This chapter screens the state of the art in machine vision technologies in the light of hardware, software tools, and major algorithm advances for industrial inspection. The inspection beyond visual spectrum offers a significant complementary to the visual inspection. The combination with multiple technologies makes it possible for the inspection to achieve a better performance and efficiency in varied applications. The diversity of the applications demonstrates the great potential of machine vision systems for industry.
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Related Information: Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques for Industrial Inspection, 1-37
Z Liu, H Ukida, P Ramuhalli and K Niel; Springer-Verlag, London, United Kingdom.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
industrial inspection; machine vision; imaging; infrared; ultraviolet; acoustic; ultrasonic; terahertz; x-ray; millimeter wave; data fusion; multimodal inspection