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MVTec’s Halcon software library includes a deep learning OCR tool with pre-trained fonts from a wide range of industries. Credit: MVTec

03 August 2020

Matthew Dale explores vision solutions for code reading and inspection in pharmaceutical production

03 August 2020

Keely Portway looks at the latest vision technology used to inspect solar cells

Engineers at KYB in front of a pick-and-place solution for handling steel metal cylinders. Credit: Pickit

03 August 2020

Car manufacturing has been hit hard by Covid-19, but the need for automation on production lines has not diminished, as Greg Blackman finds out

04 June 2020

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

Two robots have been installed at Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark. Credit: Kuka

04 June 2020

Keely Portway looks at how robots are automating procedures in hospital testing laboratories, and how imaging underpins this

A setup for photometric stereo imaging in which multiple lights are used to illuminate an object from different directions. Credit: Advanced illumination

04 June 2020

Matthew Dale explores the power of computational imaging, all made possible by clever illumination

The panel discussion at the Embedded World trade fair

15 April 2020

Matthew Dale looks at what it will take to increase the adoption of embedded vision

InGaAs and event-based sensors still rely on silicon CMOS readout ICs

15 April 2020

Greg Blackman explores the work being done on InGaAs sensors, along with other types of novel sensor that could find their way into the machine vision market

09 April 2020

Oliver Fähnle, of Fisba, says optimising optical systems relies on communities in the supply chain talking to one another

The Harvesters (1565), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

24 February 2020

Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Richard Dudley about the National Physical Laboratory’s 3D imaging rig, which will be scanning wheat in crop breeding trials this summer

Cubert's Ultris 20 hyperspectral snapshot camera provides a more reliable alternative for aerial surveillance than conventional line scan cameras

24 February 2020

Matthew Dale explores the emerging alternatives to push broom hyperspectral imaging

24 February 2020

Keely Portway on the importance of vision for robots working in warehouses

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