machine vision



  • The use of hardware and software to emulate functions of an eye. A charge-coupled device, for instance, may be used for the input of images, with the obtained information passed on to a processor. machine vision is not necessarily limited to the visible spectrum, and may also include interpretation of three-dimensional surfaces. Used, for instance, in optical character recognition, medical imaging systems, and in many areas of robotics.
  • The gathering of visual information using machine vision (1).