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Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has built several custom machine-vision systems including those for timber grading, sewer inspection, and license-plate recognition.
Oak Ridge Laboratory Image Science and Machine Vision Group has performed research in biomedical imaging, industrial inspection, and security systems. On its Web site, you can find descriptions of automatic classification of semiconductor wafers, image retrieval, and spatial signature analysis.
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Istech provides design, fabrication, programming, installation, and service of machine automation and vision inspection systems. Some of the company’s systems include those for 2-D Matrix Code label verification, inspecting the integrity of connectors, and part presence inspection.
On this interesting page from the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the author explores some of the latest developments in machine vision. These include tutorials, news, and links to other relevant AI-based vision sites.
Tons of papers
The University of Oulu in Finland allows users to access many on-line papers about machine-vision systems. Go to this site, type in “machine vision” in the search engine, and you will be presented with technical papers ranging from color machine vision to robot-guided neurosurgery.
Although primarily written for users of digital cameras, scanners, and printers, this tutorial on color spaces includes descriptions of RGB, CMYK, and sRGB and features interactive 3-D VRML gamut plots that let you examine color ranges from a number of perspectives.