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A point cloud of a National Research Council Canada artefact superimposed on a CAD model. Credit: NIST

How do you choose a 3D vision system for a robot cell? Geraldine Cheok and Kamel Saidi at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA discuss an initiative to define standards for industrial 3D imaging

Growth in logistics partially offset the weak automotive market year-on-year, and more than offset it on a sequential basis

SWIR imaging can show bruising in fruit that wouldn't be evident with a visible camera. Credit: Sony

Edmund Optics’s Thomas Armspach-Young and Boris Lange consider the optics needed to get the best out of Sony's new short-wave infrared image sensors

News

Basler headquarters in Ahrensburg

06 August 2020

Basler recorded sales of €88.9m for the first half of 2020, but has seen a decline in order intake at the end of the second quarter. Meanwhile, Flir's Q2 2020 results show a demand for thermal cameras for fever screening

30 July 2020

Growth in logistics partially offset the weak automotive market year-on-year, and more than offset it on a sequential basis

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

29 July 2020

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

16 July 2020

A date for the next show has not been announced yet, but Messe Stuttgart is running a survey about the cancellation

16 July 2020

Lynred sees 3D stacking technology as key to enabling superior designs in future infrared detectors

16 July 2020

Newsight's NSI3000 line sensor and NSI1000 area sensor have successfully passed Jinoid's evaluation, and the first batch of a thousand chips has been provided and assembled

Credit: Lerøy and HySpex

02 July 2020

Norwegian seafood firm, Lerøy, has installed hyperspectral cameras on processing lines to sort fish. The system is able to measure the amount of blood in white fish, which gives a grade of quality

Analysis & opinion

A point cloud of a National Research Council Canada artefact superimposed on a CAD model. Credit: NIST

31 July 2020

How do you choose a 3D vision system for a robot cell? Geraldine Cheok and Kamel Saidi at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA discuss an initiative to define standards for industrial 3D imaging

SWIR imaging can show bruising in fruit that wouldn't be evident with a visible camera. Credit: Sony

22 July 2020

Edmund Optics’s Thomas Armspach-Young and Boris Lange consider the optics needed to get the best out of Sony's new short-wave infrared image sensors

What kind of economic development do you expect during and after this crisis?

22 July 2020

Findings from a two-part survey, conducted by the European Machine Vision Association, on the effects the Covid-19 pandemic could have on the machine vision industry

Features

MVTec’s Halcon software library includes a deep learning OCR tool with pre-trained fonts from a wide range of industries. Credit: MVTec

03 August 2020

Matthew Dale explores vision solutions for code reading and inspection in pharmaceutical production

03 August 2020

Keely Portway looks at the latest vision technology used to inspect solar cells

Engineers at KYB in front of a pick-and-place solution for handling steel metal cylinders. Credit: Pickit

03 August 2020

Car manufacturing has been hit hard by Covid-19, but the need for automation on production lines has not diminished, as Greg Blackman finds out

04 June 2020

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

Webcasts

15 April 2020

Imaging and Machine Vision Europe hosted a live panel discussion featuring the heads of VDMA, EMVA, AIA and UKIVA to discuss vision's response to the Covid 19 crisis

30 October 2019

This webcast, now on-demand, covers an event-based camera for high-speed imaging, multi-shot lighting, and using the MTF of lenses for vision system design

02 October 2019

The EPIC webinar on hyperspectral Imaging will focus on the hyperspectral imaging hardware and its use in applications from microscopes and spectrometers to airborne or satellite sensors

White papers

03 August 2020

Download this paper to learn more about multispectral imaging solutions in machine vision applications such as food sorting, agriculture, pharmaceutical and medical vision systems, as well as how various camera capabilities can be utilised to meet your multispectral imaging requirements.

14 July 2020

This white paper from Edmund Optics examines a hybrid approach to lens design for when a custom lens optimised for a specific magnification, working distance and sensor is not feasible. Lenses can be designed such that the spacing between elements or groups of elements can be adjusted; fine-tuning an existing design in this way can produce excellent results in less time and at a lower cost than a full custom design.

12 June 2020

This paper will analyse the benefits and drawbacks of traditional image processing and deep learning. It aims to provide clarity on the subject of deep learning, which can then help data scientists and industries choose the most suitable method depending on the task.

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