How it’s done: Book scan

If you ever wanted to know how the millions of book pages for online libraries might be scanned in the future, here are two videos showing one of the robots at work.

The automatic book scanning machine, called ScanRobot can scan up to 2500 pages per hour and is shown in action, scanning an old book from the 16th century, at a speed of about 1250 pages per hour.

The ScanRobot won one of last year’s European ICT Grand Prizes and series-production of the machine has also started during 2007. By now it’s already used on various major digitization projects.

Click on the images below for the links (multimedia)

link to YouTube video link to YouTube video

More information:
Company web site for the ScanRobot

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