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Steve Wardell

Director, imaging at ATS Automation and member of the AIA board of directors

Made to measure

Greg Blackman on the growing use of vision technology in production machines for quality control inspection

Flight tracking

Greg Blackman on the vision equipment used in manufacturing and testing aerospace components, including the systems generating image data in wind tunnel experiments

Internal imaging

Miniature image sensors and LED chips in endoscopes are enabling doctors to look further inside the body to diagnose medical conditions, and cameras are now even placed inside pills that the patient swallows. Beth Harlen investigates

Staying in control

As a middle child, Erik Widding is used to going his own way. He speaks to Beth Harlen about why his company, Birger Engineering, is proud to do the same

The greatest show on earth

Rio de Janeiro will host South America's first Olympic Games this summer. Rob Ashwell looks at the vision technologies needed to cope with the thousands of visitors that come with hosting such an event

Driven by vision

Within the automotive industry, machine vision has become the eye of production, as Beth Harlen finds out

Shining light on life

Greg Blackman investigates the imaging techniques used for high-throughput cellular imaging and super resolution microscopy

Delivering in time for Christmas

Last minute Christmas shopping might be the norm for some, but how do logistics companies and retailers meet the Christmas rush? Rob Ashwell finds out

A snapshot of success

As a young company just starting out in the machine vision camera market, Vreo is not afraid to take risks. Beth Harlen reports

Bridging the gap

The emergence of 3D smart cameras is providing a gateway into 3D vision, as Beth Harlen discovers

Freeze frame

While imaging at high speed used to require a dedicated camera, now - with the advances in CMOS technology - machine vision in general is getting faster, as Greg Blackman discovers

Rising to the resolution challenge

Larger sensors and smaller pixels are pushing image resolution higher, but can the lenses for machine vision cameras keep up? Lucy Goodchild van Hilten reports on maximising resolution through optics

Drones gain spectral sight

In an area where size matters, hyperspectral imaging is cracking the unmanned aerial vehicle market due to the development of small size, low power systems, as Tom Eddershaw discovers

Pills packaged to perfection

Greg Blackman looks at where vision technology is used on pharma packaging lines, from blister pack inspection to track-and-trace

The CMOS choice

Photonfocus is on a mission to promote the power of CMOS image sensor technology within the machine vision and optical metrology markets. Beth Harlen reports

Jochem Herrmann

Newly appointed European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) president and chief scientist at Adimec

Growing pains

Jessica Rowbury looks at how imaging technology is allowing farmers to reduce their environmental impact while improving profitability

Adverts that know what you want

Advertising boards that recognise the consumer and play them tailored adverts were once the thing of Hollywood, but are now becoming a reality thanks to machine vision. Tom Eddershaw reports

Russia remains a strong emerging market for vision

Russia is one of the big emerging markets for machine vision, but the current political and economic environment adds complexity to doing business in the country. Greg Blackman speaks to Alexei Matveev, head of Business Media Russia, organisers of the upcoming Vision Russia trade fair

A grab for success

From humble beginnings in a garage in Boca Raton, Imperx has gone from strength to strength, as Beth Harlen discovers

The pick of the pixels

Greg Blackman looks at flat panel display inspection, where the higher resolution of displays and high-speed production make the inspection task particularly demanding

A code-free zone

MVTec is the latest software company to introduce a platform for building machine vision applications without programming. Greg Blackman explores why software ease-of-use is such a big issue

Recognising imaging's fingerprints

Tom Eddershaw looks at the imaging techniques used in fingerprint recognition systems, and the challenges manufacturers face in deploying the technology

Safety first

Flir Systems' thermal imaging technology is finding its way into a huge number of applications outside military and security, from medicine to the company's iPhone attachment, as Beth Harlen discovers

Cabling conundrum

Greg Blackman on the advances being made in machine vision cabling solutions, including the technology that forms the basis of the Camera Link HS interface standard

Vision in lane

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest vision technology for ITS, including a system for monitoring six lanes of traffic

End of the line for the CCD?

Sony has decided to discontinue its line of CCD sensors. Pierre Cambou at Yole Dėveloppement assesses what the move means for machine vision camera suppliers

CMOS takes charge

Greg Blackman on the advances being made in image sensor technology for machine vision, including Sony`s first global shutter CMOS sensor

Eyes on diagnosis

Jessica Rowbury takes a look at how imaging technologies are being used to test, diagnose and study disease

Truest vision

The potential applications for spectral imaging technology are growing, and Headwall Photonics is leading the way. Beth Harlen speaks to co-founder and CEO David Bannon to find out more

Factoring in factories

Automating factories is a big business globally, but in order to maximise its effectiveness both the vision system providers and end users must play their part, as Tom Eddershaw finds out

Surveying the sky

Tom Eddershaw on the imaging equipment observing our skies, both from Earth and space, including the imagers onboard the Rosetta Philae lander

Probing fluorescence

Jessica Rowbury reports on the latest trends in imaging for fluorescence microscopy, including the move toward scientific CMOS technology

Specialists in sensors

ON Semiconductor has, through acquisition, become a major player in the machine vision market, as Beth Harlen discovers

Steve Mott

Vice president of Components Express and chair of the AIA board

Vision under the hood

Greg Blackman looks at the vision equipment inspecting car manufacturing lines, a highly automated factory environment and a big user of machine vision

Imaging in depth

3D imaging is gaining importance in machine vision, but it is the consumer markets where a lot of the technology development is taking place, as Tom Eddershaw finds out

Lighting the way

Greg Blackman finds that advanced lighting control is yielding big benefits for machine vision engineers

Keeping up with fast frame rates

As cameras become faster, Jessica Rowbury discusses some of the challenges in reaching high speeds while also improving the image quality

Grabbing a share of future markets

Despite perceptions that the market for frame-grabbers is in decline, Silicon Software's future appears bright. Tim Gillett meets CEO Klaus-Henning Noffz

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