Analysis & opinion

16 March 2017

Greg Blackman reports from Image Sensors Europe in London, where Sony’s dominance in the image sensor market, along with sensing for automotive and virtual reality were discussed

02 March 2017

Greg Blackman reports from a KTN-organised image processing conference, where event cameras and the future of robotic vision were discussed

20 January 2017

Following the launch of an online embedded vision development hub, Basler’s Mark Hebbel discusses the role embedded computing could play in industrial imaging and the company’s strategy for adapting to this technology

04 January 2017

A look at some of the gadgets incorporating imaging that will be launched at CES 2017, taking place this week in Las Vegas

19 December 2016

This year has been a busy one for the vision sector, with numerous acquisitions, embedded computing becoming more prominent, and greater interest in 3D and hyperspectral imaging. Greg Blackman looks back at a packed 2016

01 December 2016

Updates from Ian Alderton, UKIVA chairman; Anne Wendel, director VDMA Machine Vision; and Thomas Lübkemeier, EMVA

22 November 2016

Greg Blackman sums up some of the main talking points at the recent Vision trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany

21 November 2016

Greg Blackman walks the show floor at Vision 2016, where innovations for Industry 4.0 and new image sensor technology were on display

17 November 2016

Greg Blackman at the Vision trade fair in Stuttgart finds that embedded image processing looks set to transform the vision industry

13 October 2016

With the acquisition of Point Grey, Flir Systems has made a strategic move in the machine vision sector, argue Dr Eric Mounier and Pierre Cambou at market research firm Yole Développement

19 September 2016

Five companies have been shortlisted for the Vision Award at the upcoming Vision trade fair. Imaging and Machine Vision Europe looks at the technology chosen by the jury

01 September 2016

Yesterday, Brazil's Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff for manipulating the budget. Yet despite the country being in the midst of a recession, Brazil is still a huge market for automated solutions, writes J. Rizzo Hahn, CEO of Brazilian automation company, Pollux Automation



Gareth Powell, marketing manager for the high performance imaging division at e2v


Matthew Dale speaks to Specim about the burgeoning industrial spectral imaging camera market


Rob Ashwell on the advances being made in robot guidance, from the rise of robotics in warehouses to lighting control for robot-vision systems


Greg Blackman looks at the intricacies of inspecting fabrics, a market that offers big returns on investment for an automated vision system if it can deal with product variation


Matthew Dale finds that optical inspection techniques are improving upkeep and the running of rail networks