The use of machine vision for assessment of fodder quality

Dunn, Mark T. and Billingsley, John (2007) The use of machine vision for assessment of fodder quality. In: M2VIP 2007: 14th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, 3-5 Dec 2007, Xiamen, China.

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At present fodder is assessed subjectively. The evaluation depends greatly on a personal opinion and there can be large variations in assessments. The project has investigated the use of machine vision in several ways,
to provide measures of fodder quality that will be ojective
and independent of the assessor. Growers will be able to
quote a quality measure that buyers can trust. The research
includes the possibility of discerning colour differences that are beyond the capability of the human eye, while still using equipment that is of relatively modest cost.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2008 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: fodder; vision-based quality control; microspectral assessment
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/MMVIP.2007.4430739

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