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Echolocation neural net gives phones 3D vision via sound

30 April 2021

The algorithm can deduce the shape, size and layout of a room by measuring the time it takes for sound from speakers to return to the phone's microphone

Image taken from an aircraft with an engineering model of Satellite Vu's space camera compared with typical optical photographs. Credit: Satellite Vu

Infrared imaging satellite to monitor energy efficiency at scale

26 April 2021

Satellite Vu has raised a £3.6m seed round to launch a satellite constellation capable of imaging the thermal footprint of any building on the planet every 1 to 2 hours

Nextlens' liquid lenses

Xiaomi smartphone integrates liquid lens

22 April 2021

The new generation of the Xiaomi Mix uses a liquid lens from Swiss firm Nextlens, sister company to Optotune

UKIVA conference to be virtual on 15 July

21 April 2021

The conference was held online last year in light of the pandemic, and it was hoped earlier in the year that it would take place in person in Milton Keynes this year

Xilinx launches SOM targeting vision AI in factories

20 April 2021

The Kria K26 SOM is built on top of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture. It has 4GB of DDR4 memory and 245 IOs for connecting sensors

Basler partners with AWS on new vision platform

14 April 2021

The platform integrates the Nvidia Jetson TX2NX module with an edge-to-cloud software stack including AWS Panorama Device SDK

Lynred to build swir sensor for Copernicus satellite

08 April 2021

The swir detector will be integrated into the Copernicus Land Surface Temperature Monitoring satellite, and will measure surface temperatures of land experiencing drought

Michael Lisby Jensen (left) and Jørgen Andersen

JAI appoints CEO; Jørgen Andersen now board chairman

08 April 2021

Michael Lisby Jensen has been appointed CEO of JAI. Lisby Jensen was previously CEO and general manager of precision measurement equipment suppliers, Capres and MicroSense

Basler grows in 2020 thanks to semicon and logistics

31 March 2021

Basler has announced 2020 sales of €170.5m, up on the previous year of €162.0m. Incoming orders were €181.6m compared to 2019's €166.5m

Flir Firefly DL. Credit: Flir

Flir partners with Neurala on AI vision smart camera

26 March 2021

Customers can create deep learning models using Neurala’s Brain Builder software and then upload these to a Flir Firefly DL camera

Stemmer Imaging orders rebound in second half of 2020

25 March 2021

The effects of the pandemic were felt by Stemmer Imaging in the 2020 fiscal year, however, with revenue at €105.2m compared to €120.6m in 2019

Six images at relevant wavelengths to differentiate tumour cells. Credit: CEA-Leti

CEA-Leti's spectral imaging tech spots 94% of cancer cells

18 March 2021

CEA-Leti scientists have developed a lensless, infrared spectral imaging system for medical diagnostics. It plans to commercialise the technology through a start-up

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