Pharmaceutical packaging lines require a very thorough traceability solution. Credit: Cognex

01 June 2022

Abigail Williams finds that traceability systems used in pharma packaging are now becoming more common for consumer goods

Credit: Messe Munich

30 April 2022

More than 900 exhibitors from across the global photonics industry were in attendance

Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah working with a cobot on the task of unbolting a lithium-ion battery. Credit: Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah

25 April 2022

Greg Blackman speaks to the Faraday Institution’s Dr Alireza Rastegarpanah about work to automate disassembly of lithium-ion batteries

Glass inspection normally involves different illumination methods. Credit: MSTVision

24 March 2022

Tim Hayes provides a window into how to find defects in glass

Mathias Bochow, GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam, is working on the Trace project to track marine plastic. Credit: Frank Schweikert, Aldebaran Marine Research & Broadcast (www.aldebaran.org/en/)

23 March 2022

Abigail Williams speaks to scientists tracking marine plastic using satellite spectral imagery

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23 March 2022

Tim Reynolds finds out how vision and AI algorithms are making cities safer

Seaweed is grown on ropes, the moorings and position of which can be tracked by a vision system. Credit: PEBL

11 February 2022

Tim Reynolds on some of the ways imaging is used to farm fish

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04 February 2022

David Stuart asks where the opportunities lie for vision firms selling into electric vehicle battery production

The HD-1500 from Omron can handle payloads of up to 1,500kg, making it possible to automate tasks that would normally need a forklift truck. Credit: Omron

21 December 2021

Susan Curtis explores the burgeoning world of autonomous mobile robots

Leica Biosystems' Aperio GT 450 DX is designed for high-volume clinical labs to scale up digital pathology operations. Credit: Leica Biosystems

21 December 2021

From speeding up pathology scanning to event-based sensing, there’s plenty of new technology finding its way into life science labs. Rebecca Pool reports

The Matrox Meteor-II PCI frame grabbers, launched in 1997. Credit: Matrox

14 December 2021

This year saw Matrox celebrate its 45th anniversary. Greg Blackman speaks to co-founder Lorne Trottier about the imaging firm’s history

Paul Brown of Fera Science operating the hyperspectral drone camera at Big Wood, Suffolk. Credit: Gary Battell

13 December 2021

Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Michelle Hamilton at STFC RAL Space about mapping trees with spectral imaging