Keyword: Inspections

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Imaging
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Articles: Motion Control
When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Briefs: Materials
The self-adapting material was inspired by how human bone adjusts mineral deposits in response to surrounding environments.
Briefs: Aerospace
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Aerospace

The Solenoid Valve Health Monitor System (SVHMS) was developed to remotely monitor the health of solenoid valves, lowering operational costs and increasing reliability by predicting valve failures before they...

Articles: Transportation
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
Briefs: Automotive

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
This system uses fiber optic strain sensing to detect and locate micrometeoroid/orbital debris.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

For decades, robots in controlled environments like assembly lines have been able to pick up the same object over and over again. More recently, breakthroughs in computer vision have enabled...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Machine vision systems shed light on processes too small or too fast to see with the human eye.
Articles: Nanotechnology
The characteristics of hybrid drives present a practical solution when a position needs to be detected with high precision
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Machine vision is a broad term with many applications and definitions, but at its most basic definition it is using an imager or camera along with software to inspect and analyze a...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microfocus, Dual-Energy Imaging System Improves Contaminant Detection

Contamination of food with fragments of bone, metal, glass, or other foreign material is a major concern in the food industry. Current inspection technologies often miss very small fragments embedded in meat or other soft materials or lead to ambiguous results that require...

Articles: Imaging

Traditionally, prism-based cameras are often selected over trilinear cameras when it comes to bulk material scanning, as the inherent line-shift of a trilinear camera can...

Articles: Test & Measurement

There are a number of ways to extract data from a production line. In factory automation, sensors are used in work cells to gather data for inspection or to trigger other devices. These sensors fall into...

Briefs: Imaging

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a rapidly growing field in which solid objects can be produced layer-by-layer. This...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

With advancements in manufacturing processes and materials, components in many industries are more precise with a new level of complex shapes. There is significant demand to create parts and assemblies...

Briefs: Imaging

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs, and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools, and other public venues using a low-cost suspicious...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Additive manufacturing is poised to liven the pace and scale of manufacturing. Deploying a range of techniques that use 3-D models to print objects layer by layer, it can generate a...