The concept of the first edition (see preface of the first edition) was taken up favorably by the reader, so that in the fundamental structure no change was needed.
Supplements and clarifications were effectively carried out. In the second edition, newer developments in the area of 3D vision and embedded vision systems (embedded camera) were added. These modifications can be found in an additional chapter “Smart Camera and Vision Systems Design” and in the supplements of other chapters.
Finally, my thanks goes to the authors who did really a hard job to realize the second edition and the professionals at Wiley, in particular Nina Stadthaus and Dr. Martin Preuß who were responsible for the second edition.
Plochingen, January 2017