Quimby, Richard S.
Industrial mass production of goods requires individual inspection of each produced item to ensure adherence to quality standards. The processes of inspection can vary from fully automated systems to hiring workers to manually inspect each item. A hybrid system could be designed to capitalize upon the strengths of each. Human senses are optimized to interact with their environment, while technology provides tools for observation. This project developed a system by which the reflected light off of an object is used to create an aural representation of the object's properties. By listening to the created sounds, differences between the expected and observed reflectance are discerned as dissonance. The system developed allows observation of subquality items with minimal dedicated attention.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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