Definitions for "Machine vision"
(1) A computer perception of a visually-based sensory output used to produce a concise description of an image. (2) Devices used for optical non-contact sensing to automatically receive and interpret an image of a real scene in order to obtain information or to control a process. (7/96)
The use of image processing and image analysis in order to automatically control specific actions.
Systems that use video cameras, robots or other devices, and computers to visually analyze an operation or activity. Typical uses include automated inspection, optical character recognition and other non-contact applications.