This text is intended to help readers understand and construct machine vision systems that perform useful tasks, based on the state of the art. It covers fundamentals drawn from image processing and computer graphics to the methods of applied machine vision techniques. The text is useful as a short course supplement, as a self-study guide, or as a primary or supplementary text in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course.
Vision in human machines; image processing; computer graphics; machine vision; objects and regions; recognition; image sequences; vision systems. Appendices: software; hardware; ten common misconceptions of machine vision.