The digitization of the physical world in order to make a decision on how to inspect or interact with a process or task. This typically will involve hardware to gather information and software to process this information.
This is analogous to the way our eyes capture light from the world, and our brain determines what we are looking at.
- “Machine vision explained – What is machine vision?” is a good article on machine vision and its industrial applications.
- “2D or 3D Machine Vision?” is a comprehensive guide to help industrial experts understand which technology works best for their automation projects.
- “How do 3D Scanners Work?” demonstrates the working principles behind how a typical industrial 3D scanner works.