One of the charms of machine vision is its use for inspection and code reading, but Google Goggles has an all new concept of how to pull data out of real-world objects. Microscan, an AIA member, looks at Google Goggles in their blog – a fascinating read which will grab your interest if you are into information technology in cyber space.
Spoiler alert: If you don’t know about Google Goggles, shut your eyes now or you’ll find out. Through the magic of an Android phone, and with Google Goggles, you can snap a picture of a landmark and, viola, pertinent information and links appear on your screen. Can’t read the menu because it is in French? Click a picture and get the translation.
There is more to this story (including speculation about the future of bar codes) and Microscan does a good job with it so their blog is the best place to go for this story. Let us know what you think about machine vision trends with a comment on Robots in America. Thanks!