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The present system and apparatus uses image processing to recognize object size within a scene. The system includes novel image processing apparatus and methods to segment one or more object images from a background image of the scene. A processed image (that can be used to characterize size features) of the object(s) is then compared to stored reference images. The object size is recognized when a match occurs. The system can recognize object sizes independent of number of objects present and the objects may be touching each other and overlapping. The system can be trained to recognize object sizes that it was not originally programmed to recognize.

Title
Produce size recognition system
Application Number
394524
Publication Number
6005959
Application Date
July 21, 1997
Publication Date
December 21, 1999
Inventor
Rudolf Maarten Bolle
Bedford Hills
NY, US
Jonathan Hudson Connell
Cortlandt-Manor
NY, US
Rakesh Mohan
Stamford
CT, US
Agent
Whitham Curtis & Whitham
Agent
Louis J Percello Esq
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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