Supermarket Scanner To Process Unmarked Objects

Posted on Mar 26 2012 - 11:45am by CONTRIBUTOR

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Toshiba Tec has created Object Recognition Scanner uses pattern detection technology to process unmarked objects, for instance vegetables, at supermarket inspects.According to the Japanese company; barcodes can sometimes be unsuccessful to register with scanners in supermarkets, come up to longer waiting times for patrons and requiring checkout assistants to enter the code by hand.

DigInfo report that the Toshiba Tec scanner, which is still in development, uses substitute technology which scans items based on their appearance, doing away with the want for barcodes altogether. This is mostly effective for fresh produce, where barcodes are often absent. The firm says the gadget processes items based on color and pattern and is adequate to tell the difference between two types of apples. It can quickly separate the object from its atmosphere and can scan items when they are in motion. The video below from DigInfo offers a demonstration of the device in action: Toshiba Tec is currently collating a database of items to ship with the scanner when it becomes available.

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