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Chapter 4:
Machine Vision
Machine vision is the computer analysis of images with the intent to discover what information the images contain. Other terms such as image understanding and computer and robot vision are synonymous with machine vision. If any differentiation exists, it is related only to a source research area. For example, the term image understanding is typically used by image and signal processing researchers. Computer vision hails from computer science and artificial intelligence studies, and the term robot vision comes, naturally, from robotics.
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