Fundamentals of Machine Vision

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Author: Harley R. Myler

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819430496

Category: Computers

Page: 133

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Machine vision has come of age as an established, respected field of research and application with a strong theoretical foundation. The term 'machine vision' has various definitions, depending on one's field, such as computer vision, image understanding, scene analysis, or robotics. In this Tutorial Text, machine vision specifically refers to the study and implementation of systems that allow machines to recognize objects from acquired image data and perform useful tasks from that recognition. This book is intended to help readers understand and construct machine vision systems that perform useful tasks, based on the current state of the art. It covers fundamentals drawn from image processing and computer graphics to the methods of applied machine vision techniques. The text is useful as a short course supplement, as a self-study guide, or as a primary or supplementary text in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course.

Handbook Of Industrial Automation

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Author: Richard Shell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203908587

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 904

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Supplies the most essential concepts and methods necessary to capitalize on the innovations of industrial automation, including mathematical fundamentals, ergonometrics, industrial robotics, government safety regulations, and economic analyses.

Werkstofftechnik

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Author: Serope Kalpakjian,Steven R. Schmid,Ewald Werner

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 3868940065

Category:

Page: 1231

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Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook

Techniques and Applications

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Author: Hyungsuck Cho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420040693

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Opto-mechatronics-the fusion of optical and mechatronic technologies-has been integral in the evolution of machines, systems, and products that are smaller and more precise, more intelligent, and more autonomous. For the technology to reach its full potential, however, engineers and researchers from many disciplines must learn to work together through every phase of system development. To date, little effort has been expended, either in practice or in the literature, to eliminate the boundaries that exist between the optics and mechatronics communities. The Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook is the first step in that direction. Richly illustrated and featuring contributions from an international panel of experts, it meets three essential objectives: Ö Present the definitions, fundamentals, and applications of the technology Ö Provide a multidisciplinary perspective that shows how optical systems and devices can be integrated with mechatronic systems at all stages, from conceptualization to design and manufacturing Ö Demonstrate the roles and synergistic effects of optical systems in overall system performance Along with his fresh approach and systems perspective, the editor has taken care to address real cutting-edge technologies, including precision opto-mechatronic systems, intelligent robots, and opto-microsensors. Ultimately, the Opto-Mechatronics Systems Handbook provides readers with the technological foundation for developing further innovative products and systems.

Fundamentals of Robot Technology

An Introduction to Industrial Robots, Teleoperators and Robot Vehicles

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Author: D.J. Todd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401167680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

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Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205

Intelligent Machine Vision

Techniques, Implementations and Applications

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Author: Bruce Batchelor,Frederick Waltz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447102398

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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A number of important aspects of intelligent machine vision in one volume, describing the state of the art and current developments in the field, including: fundamentals of 'intelligent'image processing for machine vision systems; algorithm optimisation; implementation in high-speed electronic digital hardware; implementation in an integrated high-level software environment and applications for industrial product quality and process control. Backed by numerous illustrations, created using the authors IP software, this book will be of interest to researchers in the field of machine vision wishing to understand the discipline and develop new techniques. Also useful for under- and postgraduates.

Optomechatronics

Fusion of Optical and Mechatronic Engineering

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Author: Hyungsuck Cho

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420039520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

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Representing an evolutionary leap, the integration of optical technologies into mechatronic systems adds a new dimension to an already multifaceted field. Optical elements enhance the functionality of mechatronics and in many cases introduce entirely new capabilities. Likewise, mechatronic elements bring the same synergistic effects to optical systems. However, most books focus on traditional mechatronics while only briefly discussing, or omitting completely, the characteristics of optomechatronic technology. Bringing together the fundamentals and underlying concepts, Optomechatronics provides a detailed introduction to this growing field. With emphasis on the importance of interdisciplinary, multiple-technology fusion, this book threads together the background, definition, and characteristics of the field with an integrated view of various disciplines, a system-oriented approach, and a combined view of the macro/micro worlds. It begins with an analysis of a variety of practical optomechatronic systems to identify the underlying concepts and features of each area composing the field. These systems include optics, machine vision, feedback control, and micro-opto-mechanical systems (MOEMS). From this platform, the author demonstrates how to fuse the optical, mechanical, electronic, and microprocessor elements to realize desired functionalities. Finally, the book examines whole optomechatronic systems comprising the components described in the previous section. Whether you are new to the field or have experience in a different engineering discipline, Optomechatronics supplies the necessary tools to harness the benefits that optical technologies bring to this important emerging area.

Life Science Automation Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Mingjun Zhang,Bradley J. Nelson,Robin Felder

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 507

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This comprehensive resource provides a solid grounding in life science and automation engineering essentials and describes state-of-the-art techniques for the design and development of sensors and actuators, lab-on-a-chip and bio-MEMs platforms, and more.

Vision '87

conference proceedings, June 8-11, 1987, Detroit, Michigan

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Author: Society of Manufacturing Engineers,Machine Vision Association of SME.

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 981

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Fundamentals of Neural Network Modeling

Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

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Author: Randolph W. Parks,Daniel S. Levine,Debra L. Long

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262161756

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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Provides an introduction to the neural network modeling of complex cognitive and neuropsychological processes.

Color in Computer Vision

Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Theo Gevers,Arjan Gijsenij,Joost van de Weijer,Jan-Mark Geusebroek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118350065

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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While the field of computer vision drives many of today’sdigital technologies and communication networks, the topic of colorhas emerged only recently in most computer vision applications. Oneof the most extensive works to date on color in computer vision,this book provides a complete set of tools for working with colorin the field of image understanding. Based on the authors’ intense collaboration for more thana decade and drawing on the latest thinking in the field ofcomputer science, the book integrates topics from color science andcomputer vision, clearly linking theories, techniques, machinelearning, and applications. The fundamental basics, sampleapplications, and downloadable versions of the software and datasets are also included. Clear, thorough, and practical, Colorin Computer Vision explains: Computer vision, including color-driven algorithms andquantitative results of various state-of-the-art methods Color science topics such as color systems, color reflectionmechanisms, color invariance, and color constancy Digital image processing, including edge detection, featureextraction, image segmentation, and image transformations Signal processing techniques for the development of both imageprocessing and machine learning Robotics and artificial intelligence, including such topics assupervised learning and classifiers for object and scenecategorization Researchers and professionals in computer science,computer vision, color science, electrical engineering, and signalprocessing will learn how to implement color in computer visionapplications and gain insight into future developments in thisdynamic and expanding field.

Semantic Web

Grundlagen

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Author: Pascal Hitzler,Markus Krötzsch,Sebastian Rudolph,York Sure

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540339949

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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Das Buch Semantic Web – Grundlagen vermittelt als erstes deutschsprachiges Lehrbuch die Grundlagen des Semantic Web in verständlicher Weise. Es ermöglicht einen einfachen und zügigen Einstieg in Methoden und Technologien des Semantic Web und kann z.B. als solide Grundlage für die Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Vorlesungen genutzt werden. Die Autoren trennen dabei sauber zwischen einer intuitiven Hinführung zur Verwendung semantischer Technologien in der Praxis einerseits, und der Erklärung formaler und theoretischer Hintergründe andererseits. Nur für letzteres werden Grundkenntnisse in Logik vorausgesetzt, die sich bei Bedarf jedoch durch zusätzliche Lektüre und mit Hilfe eines entsprechenden Kapitels im Anhang aneignen lassen. Das Lehrbuch richtet sich primär an Studenten mit Grundkenntnissen in Informatik sowie an interessierte Praktiker welche sich im Bereich Semantic Web fortbilden möchten. Aus den Rezensionen: "... RDF, RDF-S und OWL. Diese Sprachen ... werden von den Autoren dargestellt. Bei der Darstellung ... fallen sie selten zu schwierigen Fachslang, sondern liefern eine gut nachvollziehbare Schilderung mit einfachen Beispielen, auch Übungsaufgaben runden die Kapitel ab. ... Semantic Web ist ein einfach geschriebenes und anschauliches Buch, das In die Grundkonzepte der Semantic-Web-Techniken einführt. Wer sich schnell in RDF, RDF-S und Co. einarbeiten muss und etwas Vorbildung in Logik und Algebra mitbringt, der trifft mit diesem Lehrbuch sicherlich eine gute Wahl ..." (http://www.literaturnetz.com/content/view/8742/44/)

Fundamentals of Robotics

Linking Perception to Action

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Author: Ming Xie

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813102349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 716

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Tomorrow's robots, which includes the humanoid robot, can perform task like tutoring children, working as tour guides, driving humans to and from work, do the family shopping etc. Tomorrow's robots will enhance lives in ways we never dreamed possible. No time to attend the decisive meeting on Asian strategy? Let your robot go for you and make the decisions. Not feeling well enough to go to the clinic? Let Dr Robot come to you, make a diagnosis, and get you the necessary medicine for treatment. No time to coach the soccer team this week? Let the robot do it for you. Tomorrow's robots will be the most exciting and revolutionary things to happen to the world since the invention of the automobile. It will change the way we work, play, think, and live. Because of this, nowadays robotics is one of the most dynamic fields of scientific research. These days, robotics is offered in almost every university in the world. Most mechanical engineering departments offer a similar course at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. And increasingly, many computer and electrical engineering departments are also offering it. This book will guide you, the curious beginner, from yesterday to tomorrow. The book will cover practical knowledge in understanding, developing, and using robots as versatile equipment to automate a variety of industrial processes or tasks. But, the book will also discuss the possibilities we can look forward to when we are capable of creating a vision-guided, learning machine.

Fundamentals of Manufacturing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 257

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This book gives you what you'll need while studying for the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Certification Exam sponsored by SME's Manufacturing Engineering Certification Institute (MECI). Completing the Certification Exam confers either CMfgT (Certified Manufacturing Technologist) or CMfgE (Certified Manufacturing Engineer) credentials. Chapters review what every manufacturing professional needs to know in these areas: mathematics, physics, material sciences, product design, and engineering management. Practice problems with worked out answers, are provided at the end of each of the book's 21 chapters to help you measure your progress.

Machine Vision Algorithms in Java

Techniques and Implementation

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Author: Paul F. Whelan,Derek Molloy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447102517

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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This book presents key machine vision techniques and algorithms, along with the associated Java source code. Special features include a complete self-contained treatment of all topics and techniques essential to the understanding and implementation of machine vision; an introduction to object-oriented programming and to the Java programming language, with particular reference to its imaging capabilities; Java source code for a wide range of real-world image processing and analysis functions; an introduction to the Java 2D imaging and Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) API; and a wide range of illustrative examples.

Fundamentals in Computer Understanding: Speech and Vision

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Author: J. P. Haton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521309837

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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Man-machine communication is presently undergoing an important evolution which is influenced both by technological advances and by the progress made in various fields such as signal processing, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. This book emphasizes relevant aspects of man-machine dialogue by voice (acoustic-phonetic decoding, multi-speaker aspects, dialogue architectures, etc.) and presents analogies with the related fields of computer vision and natural language processing. It also introduces the fundamentals of knowledge-based and expert systems which are widely used in this field. The book is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration of international experts who worked together for an advanced course sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique. The course was held in Paris in May 1985.