Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Machine Vision

Applications and Systems

Edited by Fabio Solari

University of Genoa, Italy


Vision plays a fundamental role for living beings by allowing them to interact with the environment in an effective and efficient way. The ultimate goal of Machine Vision is to endow artificial systems with adequate capabilities to cope with not a priori predetermined situations. To this end, we have to take into account the computing constraints of the hosting architectures and the specifications of the tasks to be accomplished, to continuously adapt and optimize the visual processing techniques. Nevertheless, by exploiting the low?cost computational power of off?the?shell computing devices, Machine Vision is not limited any more to industrial environments, where situations and tasks are simplified and very specific, but it is now pervasive to support system solutions of everyday life problems.

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Machine VisionApplications and SystemsEdited by Fabio Solari

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2456

ISBN: 978-953-51-0373-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5654-3

Copyright year: 2012

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29014 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bio-Inspired Active Vision Paradigms in Surveillance Applications

By Mauricio Vanegas, Manuela Chessa, Fabio Solari and Silvio Sabatini


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2. Stereo Matching Method and Height Estimation for Unmanned Helicopter

By Kuo-Hsien Hsia, Shao-Fan Lien and Juhng-Perng Su


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3. Fast Computation of Dense and Reliable Depth Maps from Stereo Images

By M. Tornow, M. Grasshoff, N. Nguyen, A. Al-Hamadi and B. Michaelis


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4. Real-Time Processing of 3D-TOF Data in Machine Vision Applications

By Stephan Hussmann, Torsten Edeler and Alexander Hermanski


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5. Rotation Angle Estimation Algorithms for Textures and Their Implementations on Real Time Systems

By Cihan Ulas, Onur Toker and Kemal Fidanboylu


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6. Characterization of the Surface Finish of Machined Parts Using Artificial Vision and Hough Transform

By Alberto Rosales Silva, Angel Xeque-Morales, L.A. Morales -Hernandez and Francisco Gallegos Funes


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7. Methods for Ellipse Detection from Edge Maps of Real Images

By Dilip K. Prasad and Maylor K.H. Leung


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8. Detection and Pose Estimation of Piled Objects Using Ensemble of Tree Classifiers

By Masakazu Matsugu, Katsuhiko Mori, Yusuke Mitarai and Hiroto Yoshii


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9. Characterization of Complex Industrial Surfaces with Specific Structured Patterns

By Yannick Caulier


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10. Discontinuity Detection from Inflection of Otsu’s Threshold in Derivative of Scale-Space

By Rahul Walia, David Suter and Raymond A. Jarvis


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11. Reflectance Modeling in Machine Vision: Applications in Image Analysis and Synthesis

By Robin Gruna and Stephan Irgenfried


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12. Towards the Optimal Hardware Architecture for Computer Vision

By Alejandro Nieto, David López Vilarino and Víctor Brea Sánchez


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