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Book-Scanning Robot Reads 250 Pages Per Minute

Book-Scanning Robot Reads 250 Pages Per Minute

“To convert a physical book into a digital copy, you need to scan the pages. The BFS-Auto robot aims to make that time-consuming process easier without damaging the books.

It can achieve high-speed and high-definition book digitization at more than 250 pages per minute. It does this using high-speed fully automated page flipping, real-time 3D recognition of the flipped pages and high-accuracy restoration to a flat document image.

The BFS-Auto was developed in the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. Gizmag reports that it holds each book open and flips through it without stopping, while high-definition cameras scan the pages and two kinds of light provide information about their 3D topography.

This high-speed book scanner is set to hit the market in 2013. Check out the video above to see how it works.”



Posted on: November 30, 2012, 7:29 am Category: Uncategorized

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