US 9,811,816 B2
Commodity identification device and commodity recognition navigation method
Yoshihiro Sato, Asaka (JP)
Assigned to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/924,387.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-255539 (JP), filed on Dec. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0180509 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06Q 20/20 (2012.01); A47F 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 20/208 (2013.01) [G06K 9/00 (2013.01); A47F 9/047 (2013.01); G06K 2209/17 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A commodity identification device, comprising:
an imaging device that takes an image of an object that an operator holds over the imaging device to obtain the image of the object; and
a processor that is configured to perform functions comprising:
comparing the image of the object obtained by the imaging device with reference images of commodities of a plurality of commodity types, each of the reference images representing one of a plurality of different imaging directions of a respective one of the commodities, so as to detect a commodity type among the plurality of commodity types corresponding to the object of the taken image;
when a plurality of commodity types corresponding to the object are detected, comparing reference images corresponding to the detected plurality of commodity types and specifying an imaging direction having a noticeable difference among imaging directions represented by the reference images corresponding to the detected plurality of commodity types; and
guiding the operator to move the object so that a new image of the object can be taken by the imaging device in the specified imaging direction.