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The Xylotron: A Field-Deployable Machine-Vision Wood Identification System
Snapshot: The Xylotron is a machine-vision-based wood identification system that uses a custom-designed wood imaging device (the Xyloscope), image analysis, and statistical processing software run from a laptop/netbook. With it, users can identify over 150 species of wood more accurately than trained law enforcement personnel. The technology could help combat the global problem of illegal logging by empowering law enforcement agents to make field identification of wood.
The Xylotron uses machine-visioning technology to identify wood species. John Hermanson, USDA Forest Service