Analysis & opinion

24 May 2017

Neural networks is 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

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



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