Table of Contents

1 Vision, the Challenge
2 Images and Imaging Operations
3 Basic Image Filtering Operations
4 Thresholding Techniques
5 Edge Detection
6 Corner and Interest Point Detection
7 Mathematical Morphology
8 Texture
9 Binary Shape Analysis
10 Boundary Pattern Analysis
11 Line Detection
12 Circle and Ellipse Detection
13 The Hough Transform and Its Nature
14 Abstract Pattern Matching Techniques
15 The Three-Dimensional World
16 Tackling the perspective n-point problem
17 Invariants and perspective
18 Image transformations and camera calibration
19 Motion
20 Automated Visual Inspection
21 Inspection of Cereal Grains
22 Surveillance
23 In-Vehicle Vision Systems24 Statistical Pattern Recognition
25 Image Acquisition
26 Real-Time Hardware and Systems Design Considerations
27 Epilogue—Perspectives in Vision
Appendix Robust statistics
Author Index
Subject Index


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About the author

E. R. Davies

Roy Davies is a Professor of Machine Vision at Royal Holloway, University of London, and has extensive experience of machine vision, image analysis, automated visual inspection, and noise suppression techniques. His book Electronics, Noise, and Signal Recovery was published in 1993 by Academic Press, and is a useful companion to the present volume.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.