Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2010/11
Type Bulletin of university, Research institution
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title カフェテリアのためのマシンビジョンベースのキャッシュレジスターシステム
Contribution Type Corresponding
Journal Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
Volume, Issue, Page 3(3),pp.23-37
Author and coauthor Khanh N. Do, D. Pishva, and G.G.D Nishantha
Details The purpose of this research is to develop a prototype of an automated cash register system for a cafeteria-type setting using digital-image processing techniques. The idea is to take an image of a cafeteria food tray containing food items, identify all the food items on the tray, and display the total food cost. The analysis method uses shape and size analysis to identify food items that are served on distinct types of dishes, and color analysis for those items that are served in similar dishes. The paper explains the prototype of a developed system, and cites the experiment results for 10 types of meals served at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Cafeteria to justify the validity of this approach. The paper also discusses the feasibility of developing a fully automated system which will incorporate biometric technology for identification of the customer for automatic debiting of the food’s cost from the client’s pre-registered account, for a wider application of the system, e.g. in military settings.
ISSN 1344-4204