Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

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Hasher
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BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Post by Hasher » 23 Nov 2012, 04:29

Link to an article about a new machine that claims to read 250 pages a minute.


http://www.likecool.com/BSFAuto_Robot_b ... -Gear.html

dtic
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Re: BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Post by dtic » 23 Nov 2012, 12:47

Nice! It is a development of this prototype from 2010 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExW64zOZGoI

Some more details on the website
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/vision/BFS/index-e.html
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/vision/BF ... dex-e.html
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/vision/de ... dex-e.html

I wonder what the minimum camera and computer hardware requirements for some setup like that are.

TomHorsley
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Re: BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Post by TomHorsley » 23 Nov 2012, 15:33

Looks to me like it will work on nicely behaved books, but it seems to expect the turned page to just lay down. I've got plenty of paperbacks that are so tightly bound the book tries to close if you aren't holding both sides open. Anyway, there are an awful lot of nicely behaved books, so at least it can scan them.

tresho
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Re: BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Post by tresho » 25 Nov 2012, 04:03

I get the impression from the cited pages and from the video that the scanner is pretty dynamic, the pages being flipped have almost no time to come to rest, and so whether or not the books are 'well-behaved' may not matter, as long as the content of the page is fully visible as the page is being turned.
Our system continuously observes 3D deformation of the each flipped page at 500 times per second, and recognizes the best moment for book image digitization at the highest quality using the newly constructed original algorithm in real-time. At this recognized moment, the high-definition camera captures the document so that both high-speed and high-definition performance all is realized. The definition performance is enhanced to 400 pixels per inch. This technology enables high-speed and high-definition digitization with the speed of the developed flipping machine without missing any pages.

tresho
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Re: BSF-Auto - Robot book scanner reads 250 pages per minute

Post by tresho » 25 Nov 2012, 04:06

How about everyone posting their estimate of the MSRP?
My guess is $15,000 :o

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