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Chinese startup develops robot for dispensing medicine

It boasts 99.99% accuracy in identifying more than 1,000 types of drugs

Startups in the machine vision industry are also exploring the application of machine vision in long tail realms such as logistics, food and medical care. (Photo courtesy of COBOT)

BEIJING -- The machine vision industry is now growing rapidly as needs expand in areas including drug identification.

Machine vision potentially has wide applications. For example, it is being used to inspect size, detect defects and determine locations in the process of assembling electronic devices. It also has uses in industries including semiconductors, auto manufacturing, solar power generation and transportation.

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