This paper is about the design of an automated machine to cut turbot
fish specimens. Machine vision is a key part of this project as it is used to compute
a cutting curve for specimen’s head. This task is impossible to be carried out by mechanical
means. Machine vision is used to detect head boundary and a robot is used
to cut the head. Afterwards mechanical systems are used to slice fish to get an easy
presentation for end consumer (as fish fillets than can be easily marketed and consumed.