Automated two-dimensional position measurements with computer vision

Roger A. Bach, Kenneth W. Trantham

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Abstract

A computer vision system is presented that can be used to acquire position data for an experiment where human observations have traditionally been used. A simple algorithm based on color discrimination is used to automatically locate an object of interest. Experiments can be monitored in real time using inexpensive cameras. Examples are given to illustrate the applicability of this system for autonomous data acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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