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Playing to Type: Choosing the Right Class of Lens for Machine Vision

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Nicholas James, Edmund Optics

Machine vision systems have one general task: to collect and process optical information so measurements, observations or decisions can be made without direct human intervention. In other words, machine vision systems are supposed to augment or serve as surrogates for people in specific industrial roles. But machine vision systems lack one essential component of human systems: They don’t have brains. Our brains allow us to interpolate and extrapolate poor and contradictory visual information to make decisions about reality. Because machine vision systems lack that powerful...Read full article

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