Credit: SWIR Vision Systems

SWIR Vision announces long-range 3D depth sensing

08 April 2022

SWIR Vision Systems is targeting lidar with sub-5 nanosecond sensor response times in its colloidal quantum dot infrared sensors

The system assesses different parts, like these two generators. Credit: Fraunhofer IPK/Larissa Klassen

Stereo scan and AI returns used car parts into service

01 April 2022

A project to scan used car parts to identify those that can be reused is underway. The EIBA project is based on 3D stereo cameras and AI

The lab-based prototype lidar system that the research team built captures megapixel-resolution depth maps using a commercial digital camera. (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)

New modulator adds time-of-flight to any sensor

31 March 2022

Stanford University researchers say its megahertz modulator could enable megapixel-resolution lidar at a low cost

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Basler and Stemmer up 26% in 2021 despite supply issues

31 March 2022

Both companies expect supply bottlenecks to continue into this year, but are predicting growth nonetheless

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Optronis to show semiconductor streak camera in Munich

31 March 2022

Optronis says the semiconductor-based S3C-1 streak camera is a world-first, and will open up applications in plasma research, detonics and microfluidics

From left: Daniel Seiler, CTO André Kasper, and founder Michael Wandelt

Daniel Seiler named CEO of Automation Technology

30 March 2022

Daniel Seiler takes over from co-founder Michael Wandelt, who steps down after 24 years in role

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Datalogic buys AI firm Pekat Vision for €16m

24 March 2022

Czech start-up, Pekat, has developed machine learning and deep learning algorithms to automate processes in manufacturing, transport, and logistics

Lab setup demonstrating the MWIR 3D measurement principle. Credit: Fraunhofer IOF

Thermographic 3D sensor gives robots view of glass

23 March 2022

The 3D sensor developed by scientists at Fraunhofer IOF combines a CO2 laser with two thermal cameras

Four imaging examples, two indoor (left) and two outdoor (right). These examples primarily explore the polarised nature of specular (Fresnel reflection), in which unpolarised light is partially polarised perpendicular to the plane of incidence upon reflection. Credit: Capasso Lab/Harvard SEAS

Metasurface turns any camera into polarisation imager

23 March 2022

Harvard researchers have developed a metasurface attachment that can turn any imaging system into a polarisation camera

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Zebra acquires Matrox Imaging for $875m

15 March 2022

The addition of Matrox Imaging will expand Zebra’s portfolio of vision products after it bought Adaptive Vision and introduced a line of machine vision systems last year

Dr Xu Wang, the inventor of the technology and an associate professor in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University

Novel camera lowers cost of high-speed imaging

24 February 2022

The compressive coded rotating mirror (CCRM) camera, developed by scientists at Heriot-Watt University, achieves full colour, HD resolution at millions of frames per second

Cycle GmbH, the winner in 2019 in the biophotonics and medical engineering category. Image copyright: Messe München GmbH

Laser World of Photonics invites award entries

23 February 2022

The closing date for submissions for the innovation award, open to all 2022 exhibiting companies, is 28 February