Lakesight bought by TKH to create vision super entity

16 October 2018

Lakesight Technologies has been acquired by the TKH Group, the Netherland’s-based company that owns Allied Vision, NET, and LMI Technologies

SLAM algorithm developer raises $5m

15 October 2018

SLAMcore, a UK developer of Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms for robots and drones, has raised $5m in funding in order to help it deliver its technology market

VDMA Machine Vision sector group elects new board

15 October 2018

The VDMA Machine Vision sector group has elected a new board for 2018-2021 at a members’ assembly of the VDMA Robotic and Automation Association

Vision Stuttgart to host European Commission-funded networking initiative

11 October 2018

The Vision trade fair, to take place in Stuttgart, Germany from 6 to 8 November, is to feature a networking initiative financed by the European Commission. Business Beyond Borders aims to help SMEs become more active internationally

Robot uses vision to infer human actions to work together better

11 October 2018

Engineers at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy are developing a vision system that can infer what a human is going to do in order for a robot to operate more effectively with its human co-workers. Professor Paolo Rocco spoke about the project at the European Machine Vision Forum in Bologna, Italy

Pirelli to improve quality control with automated tyre inspection

11 October 2018

The Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has built a prototype inspection system to improve quality control during the production of its tyres. Pirelli's Vincenzo Boffa described the system at the European Machine Vision Forum in Bologna, Italy in September

Isorg raises €24m to advance printed large-area image sensor development

27 September 2018

French company Isorg, which specialises in printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors, has raised €24 million in a Series B financing round

Exhibitors at Vision Stuttgart target embedded vision

27 September 2018

Embedded vision will be one of the big talking points at the upcoming Vision show in Stuttgart, with many exhibitors displaying embedded products or those for embedded systems

Robot with 3D vision assembles Ikea chair in nine minutes

26 September 2018

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have built a robot that can assemble an Ikea chair in less than 10 minutes

Flir boosts ITS offerings with Acyclica purchase

26 September 2018

Flir Systems has added traffic analysis software to its product portfolio with the acquisition of Acyclica

Jadak buys Imaging Solutions Group to bolster machine vision portfolio

26 September 2018

US firm Imaging Solutions Group has been bought by Jadak, a business unit of Novanta. Through the acquisition, Jadak has added ISG’s smart cameras and imaging systems to its product portfolio

German vision market grew 17 per cent in 2017

26 September 2018

The German machine vision industry saw a 17 per cent rise in turnover in 2017, reaching €2.6 billion, according to new figures from VDMA Machine Vision