ROBOTICS

Well-oiled machine

Keely Portway looks at the changing relationship between human and robot in industrial environments, and the latest vision innovations involved in bringing them together

News from VDMA Machine Vision, UKIVA and EMVA

Chinese automation from Anne Wendel, director of VDMA Machine Vision; Paul Wilson talks about self-driving delivery robots at the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference; and Thomas Lübkemeier updates on the EMVA's events calendar

Gift of Sight

Rob Ashwell on the advances being made in robot guidance, from the rise of robotics in warehouses to lighting control for robot-vision systems

Guiding sight

Bin-picking remains a challenge for industrial robots, not least because of the difficulties in locating the object with vision technology, as Jessica Rowbury discovers

Handled with care

Random bin picking holds great potential for automating manufacturing, but it's still incredibly complex. Greg Blackman looks at the vision technology required to guide robots in pick-and-place applications

Seen from all sides

Coupling vision with a robot can make for a flexible inspection system. Greg Blackman investigates some areas where robotic systems incorporating imaging are finding a use

More than a machine

Greg Blackman looks at the use of vision in robotic systems in both academia and industry

AI can see clearly now

Industrial robots are able to accomplish a diverse selection of tasks, but giving them vision presents some interesting challenges in itself, as Stephen Mounsey finds out

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