Food

Every grain counts

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

Fighting crisis with machine vision

Czech firm Pekat Vision writes about quality control projects it has solved in pharmaceutical and food inspection, both key markets that need to be kept running during the Covid-19 pandemic

The 3D imaging system is able to inspect at a rate of up to 45,000 flatbreads per hour. Credit: Scorpion Vision

3D vision keeps UK stocked with tea

Imaging firm Scorpion Vision is doing its bit to make sure supermarket shelves are stocked with items including tea, flatbreads, and sprouts

Terahertz imaging reaches 3,000fps

The University of Durham's Lucy Downes presented a terahertz imaging method 100-times faster than any previous terahertz imager at the UK KTN's Intelligent Imaging meeting in London on 29 April

Food for thought

The agri-food industry is on the verge of a revolution thanks to advances in precision farming. Machine vision plays a crucial role in these advances, as Keely Portway finds out

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