The Future Of Supermarket Barcodes?

Toshiba Tec have developed an Object Recognition Scanner to replace the conventional barcode scanner at supermarket checkouts. The scanner utilizes pattern recognition and detects the difference between merchandise and anything in the background enabling it to operate at high speeds. Particularly useful for fruits and vegetables which do not normally have individual barcodes. The video below shows the scanner differentiating between three varieties of apples by recognizing the subtle differences in pattern and color.

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