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21 March 2000 Eggshell defects detection based on color processing
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The automatic classification of defective eggs constitutes a fundamental issue at the poultry industry for both economical and sanitary reasons. The early separation of eggs with spots and cracks is a relevant task as the stains can leak while progressing on the conveyor-belts, degrading all the mechanical parts. Present work is focused on the implementation of an artificial vision system for detecting in real time defective eggs at the poultry farm. First step of the algorithmic process is devoted to the detection of the egg shape to fix the region of interest. A color processing is then performed only on the eggshell to obtain an image segmentation that allows the discrimination of defective eggs from clean ones in critic time. The results are presented to demonstrate the validity of the proposed visual process on a wide sample of both defective and non-defective eggs.
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Maria C. Garcia-Alegre, Angela Ribeiro, Domingo Guinea, and Gabriel Cristobal "Eggshell defects detection based on color processing", Proc. SPIE 3966, Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection VIII, (21 March 2000);


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