Editor's picks

Saccade's system can scan with variable resolution to view certain regions in higher quality. Credit: Saccade Vision

We spoke to Saccade Vision’s CEO, Alex Shulman, about the firm's MEMS triangulation system, which can vary the resolution and direction of each 3D scan

Vision Components’ Power SoM is an FPGA-based hardware accelerator. Credit: Vision components

Tim Reynolds asks what developers must consider when building an embedded vision system

Karsten Roth (left) receiving the award from Chris Yates, EMVA president. Credit: EMVA

We speak to Karsten Roth after he won an EMVA award for PatchCore, anomaly detection AI technology that outperforms competitor methods

News

Luca Verre, CEO of 2021 winner, Prophesee collecting the Vision award. Credit: Ingrid Mazzega

23 June 2022

The organisers of the Vision show in Stuttgart are accepting submissions for the Vision Award, the prize for innovation in machine vision.

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Saccade's system can scan with variable resolution to view certain regions in higher quality. Credit: Saccade Vision

16 June 2022

We spoke to Saccade Vision’s CEO, Alex Shulman, about the firm's MEMS triangulation system, which can vary the resolution and direction of each 3D scan

Credit: STMicroelectronics

09 June 2022

Metalenz's planar optics are now being manufactured on silicon wafers alongside electronics in ST’s semiconductor front-end 300mm fab in Crolles, France

Credit: Arm

08 June 2022

The Mali-C55 image signal processor is ideal for markets such as security and surveillance, but Arm said it does also see interest from the industrial sector

From left: Hardy Mehl (Basler), Davide Nardelli (AT), Alberto Randazzo (AT) and Alexander Temme (Basler). Credit: Basler

20 May 2022

The acquisition is part of Basler’s strategy to transform the company from a camera maker to a full-range provider

Karsten Roth (left) receiving the award from Chris Yates, EMVA president. Credit: EMVA

19 May 2022

We speak to Karsten Roth after he won an EMVA award for PatchCore, anomaly detection AI technology that outperforms competitor methods

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06 May 2022

Robert Willett, Cognex CEO, said: 'We are currently hearing from customers that automation projects are taking longer to deploy... because of supply chain challenges'

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Credit: Intel

01 March 2022

Greg Blackman examines the importance of Tower foundries to machine vision sensor firms, following Intel’s acquisition

Jyrki Rosenberg (left) and Tapani Ryhänen, Emberion’s CEO and CTO respectively. Credit: Emberion

24 January 2022

After raising €6m for its nanomaterial SWIR imagers, Emberion’s CEO and CTO, Jyrki Rosenberg and Tapani Ryhänen, speak about the technology and what the future holds

Paweł Malinowski, program manager at Imec

15 December 2021

Imec's Paweł Malinowski looks at the SWIR imaging landscape, as STMicroelectronics announces a quantum dot SWIR sensor at IEDM

Features

Features

Pharmaceutical packaging lines require a very thorough traceability solution. Credit: Cognex

01 June 2022

Abigail Williams finds that traceability systems used in pharma packaging are now becoming more common for consumer goods

Credit: Messe Munich

30 April 2022

More than 900 exhibitors from across the global photonics industry were in attendance

Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah working with a cobot on the task of unbolting a lithium-ion battery. Credit: Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah

25 April 2022

Greg Blackman speaks to the Faraday Institution’s Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah about work to automate disassembly of lithium-ion batteries

White papers

This white paper will discuss in detail how Lucid’s Triton Edge camera helps vision application designers reduce their time-to-market while integrating their own IP into a compact vision system

In its latest whitepaper, Teledyne Dalsa explains why data quality is a key consideration to deploy an accurate AI-based system

This white paper from Pleora Technologies discusses how AI can provide decision-support for visual and manual tasks throughout incoming, in-process, and outgoing (final) inspection steps of manufacturing.

Webcasts

Hear from ColdQuanta on quantum sensing; Emberion on its Vis-SWIR camera; and Perspectiva Solutions on remote monitoring of lasers. All were shortlisted for an innovation award at Laser World of Photonics

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In this webinar we discuss how deep learning is best applied to industrial inspection

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In this webinar, we investigated neuromorphic sensing, otherwise known as event-based imaging. Speakers are Prophesee's Luca Verre and Josh Gibson at Cambridge Consultants

Press releases

06 June 2022

The acquisition expands Zebra’s offerings in the automation and vision technology solution space

06 June 2022

Evatronix presented its latest EviXscan 3D Quadro+ scanner at Control trade fair in Stuttgart

06 June 2022

Dione 320 is the new member of the long-wave infrared SWaP core from Xenics

06 June 2022

Aivion has released the NA4K2022, a small form factor UHD HDMI to SDI converter module

06 June 2022

Kistler will showcase its broad range of automation solutions, including the KVC 621, a video measurement system for inspection of products like stamped connectors

06 June 2022

Vision Components launches a new type of embedded vision system for 3D and dual-camera applications, the VC Stereo Cam

06 June 2022

Macnica ATD Europe booth 2-532 will display a wide variety of products and demonstrations from its partners

Tech Focus

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A look at colour imaging and some of the products available

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A roundup of some of the latest embedded vision technology

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A look at some of the latest image sensors for industrial vision

Viewpoint

Keely Portway finds out how combining AI with visual inspection in manufacturing can help to reduce errors and increase efficiency

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Keely Portway on how vision application designers can use embedded technology to reduce complexity and time-to-market

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Gemma Church looks at how finding the right AI-assisted software can benefit specific vision tasks