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Omnidirectional time-of-flight sensor to open up robotics use

23 June 2021

A new time-of-flight depth sensor with a field of view of 360° x 60° has been announced by optical design firm Jabil Optics

Investment in automation equipment is being made in battery production. Credit: Kuka

VDMA predicts 11% rise in automation sales this year

14 June 2021

The VDMA pointed to a number of green technologies – including plans for the sixth largest solar power plant in the world to be built in Turkey – that are driving growth in automation equipment sales

Enis Ersü retires as CEO of Isra Vision

10 June 2021

Enis Ersü founded Isra Vision 36 years ago as a spin-off from the Technical University of Darmstadt

Founding member Gabriele Jansen steps down from EMVA board

07 June 2021

Jochem Herrmann has also stepped down from the EMVA board, while Christoph Garbe, CEO at HD Vision Systems, is among those that have been newly elected

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Rome trials vision AI to tackle congestion

27 May 2021

The vision devices use Sony's IMX500 sensor, which is able to run AI algorithms on the chip to provide real-time information about free parking spaces and other transport data

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CEA-Leti releases ultra-low power event-based imager

25 May 2021

The face recognition imager consumes 10,000 times less energy than a typical camera and processor. CEA-Leti is working with STMicroelectronics on the imager

Mats Gökstorp appointed chairman of Sick's executive board

20 May 2021

Dr Mats Gökstorp joined Sick in 2003 with the acquisition of Sick IVP. He was responsible for vision products in 2007, later looking after products and marketing

Adaptive Vision bought as Zebra enters vision market

19 May 2021

Zebra also announced a new portfolio of industrial scanners and smart cameras for track and trace and quality inspection

Bookings skyrocket but semicon shortage lengthens lead times

12 May 2021

Basler saw bookings up 27 per cent, but the company is 'suffering from the global shortage of semiconductor components'

Cognex revenue up 43% in first quarter

07 May 2021

The company recorded $239m in revenue, which is also a 7 per cent increase over the fourth quarter of 2020

Gpixel enters 3D market with time-of-flight sensor

06 May 2021

The GTOF0503 sensor features a 5µm three-tap iToF pixel, incorporating an array with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels

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

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