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Machine Vision - Frequently Asked Questions

By aisltd, Friday, 11th March 2022 | 0 comments
Filed under: Machine Vision.

In today's post our AIS experts are answering questions about machine vision. These are the most frequently asked questions we receive, and our answers should help you understand more about this technology and how it can benefit your business.

1. What is Machine Vision?

Machine vision is basically the ability for computers to see. To do this, machine vision uses one or more cameras as well as digital signal processing to send data to a computer which is then analysed and processed. It is complex technology that can be used to improve and enhance businesses and it can be likened to the complexity of voice recognition software.

2. Is Machine Vision Part of AI?

Machine vision is included in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). What it does is train computers to interpret and understand things in the visual world. The process uses digital images that are captured through the use of cameras and videos and integrates this with deep learning technology so that machines are able to accurately identify and classify different objects which they are then able to react to, depending on the programming incorporated with the machine vision system being used.

3. How is Machine Vision Used in Business?

Businesses around the world use machine visions systems in a variety of ways to improve production quality, make their operations more efficient, and streamline various processes. In simple terms, a machine vision system is essentially the eyes of a machine, and it uses cameras to capture digital data that is then analysed, and the correct action performed. Our AIS experts can help you determine the type of machine vision system that would be beneficial for your business and how to incorporate it.

4. What Can Machine Vision Do?

Machine vision is a technology as well as the method that is used to allow businesses and companies to complete automatic inspections and analysis through the use of imaging. It is used in applications such as automatic inspections systems, process control, and in robotics where visual guidance is required. It is used in the testing of self-driving vehicles, autonomous farm equipment, computer guided surgery, and much more. You can find out more by visiting the machine vision page on our website where you'll find various articles explaining the technology and its usage.

5. How Big is the Machine Vision Market?

The machine vision market has a global reach and is estimated to be worth approximately €10 billion with continued expansion in 2022 and beyond.

6. What are the Four Basic Types of Machine Visions Systems Available?

The four different types of machine vision systems include 1D Vision Systems, 2D Vision Systems, 3D Vision Systems, and Line Scan or Area Scans.

7. What Is Machine Vision Software?

The machine vision software is designed by engineers and developers. It allows vision applications to be used by machines to analyse, extract, and comprehend data that is taken through the use of visual imagery such as cameras. The software is designed to help support AI and machine learning.

8. What Are The Stages of Machine Vision?

There are four stages that are primarily used in machine vision. Stage 1 is the aiding of manual assembly. Stage 2 is the integration into the manual assembly process. Stage 3 is automated inspection. Stage 4 is process control using vision.

These are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about machine vision, but if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about machine vision for your business, why not get in touch with one of our AIS team today.


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