Analysis & opinion

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

29 March 2017

Dr Andrew Schofield, who leads the Visual Image Interpretation in Human and Machines network in the UK, asks what computer vision can learn from biological vision, and how the two disciplines can collaborate better

29 March 2017

While Brexit remains an unknown for UK industry, machine vision is big business in Britain, writes Paul Wilson, chairman of the UK Industrial Vision Association

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



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