Computer Vision: Shape Detection

  • V. F. Leavers


The answer to this question is that automation can never achieve its full potential without the aid of artificial sensory perception and of the five senses, vision is perhaps the most important. Repeated visual inspection tasks whether industrial or academic, are often tedious and labour intensive but nonetheless require specialist skill and careful judgement. It is not difficult to see that the automation of such tasks would bring great benefits. Advances in computer technology, sensing devices, image processing and pattern recognition have resulted, in recent years, in better and cheaper visual inspection equipment and automated visual inspection for a wide variety of applications is now in use. If we take a look at just a few of them it will give us an idea of the potential offered by this particular branch of research.


Symbolic Representation Template Match Edge Image Moment Invariant Hough Transform 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Leavers
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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