A major emphasis is being placed on visual task automation in the aerospace industry. Computers and real-time hardware are performing image processing functions such as radiograph enhancement, non-contact mensuration and robotic vision. This paper discusses some of these visual task problems which exist in the manufacturing of aircraft and the types of image processing which can and are being applied to these problems.
C. William Souder,
"Applications Of Visual Task Automation In Aerospace Manufacturing", Proc. SPIE 0220, Optics in Metrology and Quality Assurance, (28 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958579; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958579