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The Hough Transform in Machine Vision

Use good lighting and image preprocessing to get a strong signal before applying the Hough Transform.

Suppose you want a machine vision system to automatically detect scratches on a plastic part such as a cell phone case. You know that the scratches will be nearly straight lines and that they can be low contrast and discontinuous.


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What We Can Do About the Skills Gap

The skills gap in manufacturing is shaped by a myriad of factors. But what can we do to combat it?

It isn’t exactly news—manufacturing production lines are heading back to the States en masse, but there aren’t enough trained techs ready to staff them. Baby Boomers—our proverbial Old Guard—are retiring, leaving unfilled jobs for the unskilled—and some say uninterested—masses.


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