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09 October 2018

A group at the University of Bologna is trying to make images from Grand Theft Auto more realistic so that they can act as training data for neural networks. Greg Blackman listens to Pierluigi Zama Ramirez’s presentation at the European Machine Vision Forum in Bologna in September

27 September 2018

Petra Gospodnetic at Fraunhofer ITWM describes her work building a virtual image processing environment to simulate the design of an inspection system

25 September 2018

Ahead of the Inpho Venture Summit in Bordeaux in October, Géraldine Andrieux, CEO of Blumorpho, gives her four tips to attract investment

28 August 2018

Technology that advances 3D imaging, makes lenses more resistant to vibration, turns a CMOS camera virtually into a CCD, and makes SWIR imaging less expensive, are all innovations shortlisted for this year’s Vision Award, to be presented at the Vision show in Stuttgart

18 July 2018

Dr Constantinos Bouroussis, a tunnel lighting expert and a research associate at the National Technical University of Athens’ Lighting Laboratory, describes a mobile imaging system developed to inspect tunnel and road lighting

22 June 2018

Robot bin picking has been worked on for a number of years, and while it has been shown to be possible it’s only now that the technology is coming to fruition. Greg Blackman looks at what was on display at Automatica

29 May 2018

After speaking at AutoSens Detroit on 16 May, Nadav Haas, product manager at Israeli firm Newsight Imaging, gives his opinion on why the company’s CMOS solution is a good fit for lidar sensing in autonomous driving

24 May 2018

Data is now a fiercely guarded asset for most companies and, as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, Framos’ Dr Christopher Scheubel discusses potential new business models based on 3D vision data, following a talk he gave at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara this week

18 May 2018

Dr Christos Theoharatos, chief scientific officer at Irida Labs, describes an imaging system for monitoring the melt pool in additive manufacturing, developed as part of a Horizon 2020 project

23 April 2018

Spin-out firm SWIR Vision Systems is to commercialise colloidal quantum dot infrared sensors, which, the company says, could displace InGaAs technology. Dr Ethan Klem, Allan Hilton, and George Wildeman from the company discuss the performance, fabrication, and cost trade-offs of CQD sensors versus InGaAs

26 March 2018

Michał Czardybon, general manager at Adaptive Vision, gives his view on how to make the most of deep learning in industrial vision

23 March 2018

Lidar could become an important part of autonomous driving and potentially a huge market opportunity for laser and detector manufacturers, as Greg Blackman discovers at the Image Sensors conference in London

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Active Silicon turns 30 in September. Greg Blackman speaks to founder Colin Pearce (below) on building the company and the importance of FPGA technology

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Greg Blackman on the deep learning software tools now being deployed in industrial imaging

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Keely Portway looks at some of the miniature imaging technology used in endoscopes

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Damir Dolar, managing director of Croatian firm Smartek Vision, spoke at the European Machine Vision Association’s business conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in June. Here, he gives his view on the European industrial imaging market

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Matthew Dale discovers that polarised imaging could soon see a surge in uptake in industrial inspection, thanks to a new sensor from Sony

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