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Research and academia meet in Ireland

Organized by the European Machine Vision Association, the fifth European Machine Vision Forum end of October in Cork/Ireland once again brought together industry and academic machine vision experts in a unique setting.

Through the hosting Tyndall Institute, the European Machine Vision Forum became a door opener of its own kind for all attendees for a deep dive into the vivid Irish Vision Tech Ecosystem covering both academic and industrial activities. This included a broad spectrum of vision-tech activities ranging from driver assistance and autonomous driving to manufacturing and quality assurance of microelectronics; all in top-notch equipped research and production facilities.

One highlight of the conference agenda was the Keynote on Terahertz Light-Field Imaging given by Professor Ullrich Pfeiffer from the University of Wuppertal who discussed challenges in beam generation and sensing as well as evaluation and introduced new approaches to solve these encounters which could also give new impulse in the visible light spectrum. The broad spectrum of machine vision technology was further covered by presentations dealing with multi-/hyperspectral image acquisition as well as real-time 3D data acquisition; high quality components for image acquisition; but also energy efficiency as a growing requirement as well as hardware support for machine vision algorithms which was highlighted in the second Keynote presenting emerging photonic platforms for developing optical non-von Neumann computing devices. Furthermore, the list of topics also included the currently very heavily researched topic of machine learning with neuronal networks. Here it was shown how this promising approach can be brought together with proven concepts, e.g. from measurement technology and computer science.

The 6th European Machine Vision Forum is already scheduled to take place 2023 in Wageningen/The Netherlands in cooperation with Wageningen University and Research. More details will be announced soon.


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