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Norwegian fish filleting gains hyperspectral quality measure

02 July 2020

Norwegian seafood firm, Lerøy, has installed hyperspectral cameras on processing lines to sort fish. The system is able to measure the amount of blood in white fish, which gives a grade of quality

VDMA expects 20% drop in automation sales in 2020

23 June 2020

VDMA Robotics and Automation stated that the 'coronavirus crisis has highlighted how vulnerable industrial production has become in global value chains'

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Slamcore secures $5m amid spike in robotics interest

17 June 2020

The $5m funding will speed up the availability of Slamcore's products, including its SDK, a toolkit for developers to build, test and deploy solutions using Slamcore algorithms and off-the-shelf sensors

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Hyperspectral imaging used to study Covid-19 rashes

09 June 2020

Hyperspectral imaging is being used in a research programme at hospitals in Maryland and New York to investigate the prognostic value of skin findings associated with Covid-19 infection

Isra Vision revenue down 9%, but positive signs from China

02 June 2020

Isra Vision's revenue fell nine per cent to €64.6m over the first half of its financial year, with impacts from Covid-19 in Asia from January, and in America and Europe towards the end of the second quarter

Cognex cuts 190 jobs in restructuring

29 May 2020

The job cuts are part of steps Cognex is taking to lower expenses because of deteriorating market conditions. The firm's CEO and chairman will waive their salaries, and the company’s board of directors have waived their cash fees for the remainder of the year

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Rembrandt’s The Night Watch in 44.8-gigapixel detail

27 May 2020

The composite picture of The Night Watch, made of 528 exposures stitched together digitally, makes it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting

Laser World of Photonics China to go ahead in July

26 May 2020

Organisers of Laser World of Photonics China have confirmed the show will take place from 3 to 5 July in Shanghai. It will be the first physical event in the machine vision calendar held during the coronavirus pandemic

Newsight CMOS tech wins investment for virus detection

26 May 2020

Biotech firm AIinnoBio HK, has invested in Newsight Imaging's spectrometer-on-chip solution to develop an at-home virus detection device

NIST and ASTM work to define 3D vision standards

19 May 2020

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and ASTM Committee E57 have released proceedings on a workshop to define the performance of 3D imaging systems for robots in manufacturing

Members of the Teledyne e2v CCD fab team

Teledyne e2v sees CCD orders surge for Covid-19 diagnostics

19 May 2020

Teledyne e2v's UK CCD fabrication site expects to have manufactured several times the forecasted annual demand for the CCD77-358 devices by the end of this quarter

Sony releases industrial SWIR sensors with 5μm pixels

12 May 2020

The sensors boast a pixel pitch of 5μm thanks to Sony's stacking technology using a copper-to-copper connection. They also deliver high quantum efficiency even in the visible range

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