Recognition of electronic scrap for recycling

P.P.L. Regtien, M.J. Korsten, Z. Houkes

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    This paper presents the design and performance of a recognition system for the identification of electronic components on scrap PCB's. The system comprises four measurement units: three optical imagers (yielding a range image, a high resolution grey-tone image and a color image, respectively), and an eddy current sensor (sensitive to electric and magnetic material properties). The system identifies batteries, electrolytic capacitors and integrated circuits. Its error rate is further reduced by fusion of the sensor outputs using strict Bayesian information integration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIMEKO 2000
    Subtitle of host publicationXVI IMEKO World Congress, Sept. 25-28, 2000, Vienna, Austria
    EditorsM.N. Durakbasa, P.H. Osanna, A. Afjehi-Sadat
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    PublisherAustrian Society for Measurement and Automation
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)3-901888-09-8
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2000
    EventXVI IMEKO World Congress 2000: Measurement - Supports Science - Improves Technology - Protects Environment ... and Provides Employment - Now and in the Future - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 25 Sept 200028 Sept 2000
    Conference number: 16


    ConferenceXVI IMEKO World Congress 2000
    Abbreviated titleIMEKO XVI


    • Object recognition
    • Computer vision
    • Eddy current sensing
    • Sensor fusion
    • Recycling

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