December 2021/January 2022

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Focus on lenses

A look at the current market for lens technology and some of the latest products available

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

Sensor fusion gets robots roving around factories

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

Turbocharging cell imaging

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

At the interface between microprocessors and video

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

How healthy are our woodlands?

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

Robot solutions at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. Credit: Manufacturing Technology Centre

Enabling a new wave of automation

Responding to a report on UK adoption of robots and automation, UKIVA’s Neil Sandhu and Allan Anderson argue vision brings similar benefits for productivity

One of the early 3D deflectometry scanners used security cameras, but still produced a high-quality 3D surface profile. Credit: Isak du Preez/Axiscan

Rethinking 3D scans of reflective surfaces

Greg Blackman talks to Isak du Preez, who’s new approach to 3D deflectometry has attracted interest from BMW and other car makers

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