I remember my first exposure to machine vision was an expensive, inpspection system to monitor the integrity of SMT solder joints many years ago. It was very 'fussy' and still needed a human operator to babysit nearby. How technology has changed so fast. I'm sure that these latest vision systems are much more powerful and cost far less than I could have imagined at that time.
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