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14 July 2017

Mathew Daniel at data management software provider Sciemetric Instruments explains the importance of centralised data collection in factory automation, and why image data is a key part of that

12 July 2017

Tolga Birdal at the Technical University of Munich is co-organising a 3D vision workshop at the ICCV computer vision conference in October. Here, he argues that 3D vision's strength - geometry - is also what's holding it back

25 June 2017

Greg Blackman reports from the European Machine Vision Association's business conference in Prague, where embedded vision and the threat from Chinese manufacturers were both discussed

21 June 2017

Anne Wendel, director of the VDMA Machine Vision group, discusses the VDMA’s new campaign promoting the EU called Europe Works

08 June 2017

Retailers are using complex vision analytics to track shoppers, from entering a store to the point of purchase. RetailNext’s Mark Jamtgaard spoke at the Embedded Vision Summit about an embedded system for just such a purpose. Greg Blackman reports

24 May 2017

Neural networks will be the common language of the future for computer vision, according to Professor Jitendra Malik from UC Berkeley. Greg Blackman listened to his keynote at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara

23 May 2017

Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner relies on vision to navigate its way around a home. Mike Aldred from Dyson spoke about the product's development at the UKIVA machine vision conference in Milton Keynes, and Greg Blackman was there to hear the presentation

04 May 2017

Greg Blackman reports from the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, where Allied Vision launched its new camera platform

03 May 2017

Embedded vision looks set to disrupt the surveillance market, according to Michael Tusch of ARM. Greg Blackman reports on his presentation at the Embedded Vision Summit

24 April 2017

David Santorum at German high-tech industry association Spectaris updates on new EU dual-use regulation for export control, legislation that will affect exports of surveillance cameras and other goods for civilian and military purposes

24 April 2017

Dan Rogers, head of publishing at Smithers Apex, finds the future is bright for image sensors for the machine vision market

05 April 2017

SPIE has set up three export control working groups – detectors and cameras, lasers, and lenses and optics. SPIE's Jennifer Douris updates on the groups' first meetings at Photonics West in February

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Rob Ashwell looks at how vision fits into the battery of sensors onboard autonomous vehicles

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The harvesting process could be on the verge of a complete overhaul thanks to machine vision, finds Matthew Dale

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Cognex has strengthened its position in 3D vision with a number of recent company acquisitions in the area, as Greg Blackman discovers

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Barry Warzak, owner and founder, Midwest Optical Systems

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Embedded processing is opening up a huge market for imaging, a market that machine vision suppliers are trying to tap into. Greg Blackman attended the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, where Allied Vision launched its new camera platform