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Machine Vision, 3rd Edition by E. R. Davies

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Preface

Preface to the third edition

The first edition came out in 1990, and was welcomed by many researchers and practitioners. However, in the space of 14 years the subject has moved on at a seemingly accelerating rate, and topics which hardly deserved a mention in the first edition had to be considered very seriously for the second and more recently for the third edition. It seemed particularly important to bring in significant amounts of new material on mathematical morphology, 3-D vision, invariance, motion analysis, artificial neural networks, texture analysis, X-ray inspection and foreign object detection, and robust statistics. There are thus new chapters or appendices on these topics, and these have been carefully integrated with the ...

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