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11 December 2017

Martin Schwarzbauer, at PCO, and Bernd Jähne, at HCI, Heidelberg University, discuss the need for quasi lossless image data compression from 16-bit images to 8-bit or less

11 December 2017

Professor Dr Bernd Jähne at HCI, Heidelberg University, and an EMVA board member, argues that an open lens-camera communication standard would greatly benefit the machine vision community

30 October 2017

Camera systems measuring millimetres and costing only one dollar are now possible thanks to electronic and optical developments in wafer-level technology, Ams's Antonio Gomes said at Embedded Vision Europe in Stuttgart. Matthew Dale reports

19 October 2017

Matthew Dale reports from EMVA’s debut Embedded Vision Europe conference in Stuttgart, where deep learning ‘at the edge’ was discussed

05 October 2017

Greg Blackman listens to Professor Dr Albert Theuwissen's invited talk at the European Machine Vision Forum in Vienna, where he updates on the latest stacked CMOS image sensors

12 September 2017

The machine vision industry is on the verge of entering a new era, one based on embedded processing, according to Basler’s CEO Dr Dietmar Ley. Greg Blackman reports from the European Machine Vision Forum in Vienna

11 August 2017

The heavens open on Jessica Rowbury as she looks at the science behind the sweet smell of summer rain

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

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Matthew Dale explores how 3D cameras are granting robots the gift of sight

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Rob Ashwell finds that logistics, healthcare and research are turning to consumer imaging systems for their needs

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Artificial intelligence seems to be sweeping the world and neural networks are now starting to find their way into the industrial imaging market. Greg Blackman investigates 

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Wilhelm Stemmer, who has recently retired and sold his shares in Stemmer Imaging, the company he founded 30 years ago