Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice

Editors: Billingsley, John, Bradbeer, Robin (Eds.)

  • Devoted to mechatronics and machine vision, yet with emphasis is on practical applications
  • Special focus on applications of robotics and machine vision in agriculture
  • Includes the 30 best papers of the 13th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice held in Toowoomba, Australia in 2006
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From grading and preparing harvested vegetables to the tactile probing of a patient’s innermost recesses, mechatronics has become part of our way of life. The addition of senses and computing intelligence to blend with mechanical actuation gives rise to a breed of new machines with all the best attributes of a robot.

Here we find educational robots competing under water and dancing on land. Surgical robots drill precision holes in the skull while others direct radiation treatment or extract blood from an umbilical cord. Machine vision manages beer kegs and automated paint spraying, while controlling feral animals and the watering of cotton crops.

Although there is no shortage of theoretical and technical detail in these chapters, they have the common theme that they describe work that has been applied in practice. They are vital reading both for students of mechatronics and for engineers harnessing its power to create new products.

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"The papers in this volume are vital reading both for students of mechatronics and for engineers harnessing its power to create new products. … The collection of timely and significant papers on mechatronics will satisfy the most desperate of cravings, and many will find the treatment and presentation highly instructive and entertaining. It will enable many to gain the confidence they need to become informed, skilled practitioners in the field." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Millimetre Wave Radar Visualisation System: Practical Approach to Transforming Mining Operations

    E. Widzyk-Capehart, et al.

    Pages

  • Vision Based Person Tracking and Following in Unstructured Environments

    Mahmoud Tarokh, John Kuo

    Pages 99-109

  • An Underwater Camera and Instrumentation System for Monitoring the Undersea Environment

    Kenneth K.K. Ku, Robin Bradbeer, Katherine Lam

    Pages 167-179

  • Computer-based Method of Determining the Path of a HIFU Beam Through Tissue Layers from Medical Images to Improve Cancer Treatment

    E. McCarthy, S. Pather

    Pages 289-302

  • On-the-go Machine Vision Sensing of Cotton Plant Geometric Parameters: First Results

    Cheryl McCarthy, Nigel Hancock, Steven Raine

    Pages 305-312

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eBook $199.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09333-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Editors
  • John Billingsley
  • Robin Bradbeer
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74027-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74027-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74026-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09333-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 348
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