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The Harvesters (1565), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Wheat breeding gains from 3D data

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

Spectral snapping

Matthew Dale explores the emerging alternatives to push broom hyperspectral imaging

Visualisation of the movements of road users in the city of Umeå. Besides counting the tracking over multiple counting lines, Viscando also analysed the tendency for traffic conflict. Credit: Viscando

Vision algorithms take control of traffic

Greg Blackman explores the vision and AI technology transforming our roads, as the transport sector gathers for the Intertraffic Amsterdam trade fair

Pegnitz river in Nuremberg

Cutting-edge processing

Vision technology will be one of the highlights at Embedded World in Nuremberg. Here, we preview what to expect

Panelists from left: Christian Vollrath, Wenglor Sensoric; Rainer Schönhaar, Balluff; Peter Keppler, Stemmer Imaging; Andreas Waldl, B&R; and Dr Klaus-Henning Noffz, Basler

Vision not intuitive enough, say experts at SPS

Anne Wendel, director of VDMA Machine Vision, reports from SPS 2019 in Nuremberg, where vision system simplicity was discussed

Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks. Copyright: The National Gallery, London

Spectral imaging sheds light on Leonardo masterpiece

Giorgia Marucci from Pro-Lite Technology visits the National Gallery in London to find out how hyperspectral imaging was used to reveal the history behind Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks

The sensor of SWIR Vision Systems' Acuros CQD 1920 camera

Saving on SWIR

Matthew Dale finds that new sensor technologies based on quantum dots are set to bring down the cost of shortwave infrared imaging

Making AI production-ready

Following speaking at Embedded Vision Europe, Pierre Gutierrez, lead machine learning researcher at Scortex, writes about the challenges of deploying deep learning on the factory floor

The dawn of data

Matthew Dale explores Industry 4.0 and machine vision’s role in the connected factories of the future

Surface-based matching in Halcon, from MVTec Software

Measuring the third dimension

Greg Blackman looks at the latest techniques to capture and analyse 3D image data

The preferred connector for version 2.0 is the micro-BNC. Credit: Active Silicon

CoaXPress v2.0 addresses need for speed

Chris Beynon, Active Silicon’s CTO and technical chair for the CoaXPress standard, gives an update on what’s new in v2.0

AMRC's Integrated Manufacturing Group's work spans robotics and automation, integrated large volume metrology, digital assisted assembly and manufacturing informatics

The sky’s the limit

Greg Blackman visits the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 where Rolls-Royce, McLaren and Siemens, among others, are investing in research on digital manufacturing

GenDC modular model decoupling data encoding or decoding from its transmission

Decoupling what to transport from how to transport it

Stéphane Maurice, GenICam vice chair and director of software development at Matrox Imaging, describes the benefits of GenDC, the latest member of the GenICam standard family

Lessons in training neural nets

Limited data is a common problem when training CNNs in industrial imaging applications. Petra Thanner and Daniel Soukup, from the Austrian Institute of Technology, discuss ways of working with CNNs when data is scarce

Perfect pixels

Matthew Dale explores the high-resolution imaging solutions emerging for inspecting OLEDs and other electronic displays

Electric dreams

As car makers install production lines for electric vehicles, Greg Blackman looks at how vision is currently used in their factories

Imaging bites back

Keely Portway investigates how vision technology is being used in the dental sector, from initial diagnosis, to quality control of prostheses

The sky’s the limit

Keely Portway looks at new terahertz and infrared technologies being developed to inspect aircraft

Lighting goes organic

CCS now offers a range of OLED industrial lighting panels, which are opening up new possibilities in machine vision, writes Paul Downey, marketing manager at CCS Europe

Updates on OPC Machine Vision

Suprateek Banerjee, VDMA Robotics and Automation, gives an update on OPC Machine Vision, which provides uniform integration of machine vision systems into higher IT production systems

Food for thought

The agri-food industry is on the verge of a revolution thanks to advances in precision farming. Machine vision plays a crucial role in these advances, as Keely Portway finds out

Life in the smart lane

Matthew Dale discovers how emerging imaging technologies could make our roads safer and help manage congestion

Reflections on glass making

Greg Blackman explores some novel ways of imaging glass, including a 3D technique to measure the flatness of glass panels

Spectral inspection

Greg Blackman on how advances in lighting, optics, and sensor technology are turning hyperspectral imaging into an industrial inspection tool

Delivering on e-commerce

Warehouses are becoming highly automated facilities that rely to a large extent on vision, as Andrew Williams discovers

Life through a lens

Matthew Dale discovers embedded processing and new CMOS technology are bringing advances to medical and life science imaging

Good vibrations

Greg Blackman reports on the latest lens technology presented during Vision Stuttgart, including optics designed to withstand shock

Eyes on the aisle

A combination of vision, sensor and deep learning technologies are creating extraordinary developments in retail, writes Matthew Dale

Vorsprung durch photonik

Machine vision technology is improving quality control in automotive manufacturing, writes Andrew Williams

Old hands, fresh ideas

Greg Blackman speaks to Torsten Wiesinger at Lucid Vision Labs, one of the newest industrial camera manufacturers on the block

Turning Grand Theft Auto into a deep learning dataset

A group at the University of Bologna is trying to make images from Grand Theft Auto more realistic so that they can act as training data for neural networks. Greg Blackman listens to Pierluigi Zama Ramirez’s presentation at the European Machine Vision Forum in Bologna in September

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