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Machine Vision

Here are the latest developments, technical briefs, and viable solutions regarding machine vision that are essential to applications for automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance.

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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
How much do you know about MV (an industry that is projected to be worth $18.4 billion by 2028)? Find out with this quiz.
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Products: Software
See the new products, including new Vision hardware from Beckhoff; Renishaw’s new Central manufacturing connectivity and data platform; Weidmuller USA's new open operating system, u-OS; a Digital Valve Controller featuring the Device™ technology; and more.
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INSIDER Product: Imaging

LWIR Thermal Imaging Cores

LightPath Technologies Inc. (Orlando, FL), has introduced through its subsidiary Visimid Technologies, new high framerate long wave infrared...

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Briefs: Imaging
A new patented software system can find the curves of motion in streaming video and images from satellites, drones, and far-range security cameras and turn them into signals to find and track moving objects as small as one pixel.
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Articles: Lighting
Machine vision dates back to the beginning of the modern industrial robot age in the 1980s. Augmenting cobots with vision allows them to perform with higher precision, flexibility, and intelligence. However, integration is not a one-size-fits-all process.
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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Camera & Imaging Innovations - August 2023

Read about the latest breakthroughs in AI-based machine vision, hyperspectral imaging, x-ray tomography, high-speed cameras, and more in this compilation of recent articles from the editors of Tech...

Blog: Imaging
Engineers at the University of Waterloo have discovered a new way to program robots to help people with dementia locate objects they need but have lost.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Inspired by the human finger, MIT researchers have developed a robotic hand that uses high-resolution touch sensing to accurately identify an object after grasping it just one time.
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Briefs: Imaging
Scientists used a novel analysis technique — called coherent correlation imaging (CCI) — to image the evolution of magnetic domains in time and space without any previous knowledge.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
Peter Fuhr has invented a new way to hide sensitive electric grid information from cyberattack: a constantly changing color palette.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Cornell researchers have developed an optical neural network (ONN) that can filter relevant information from a scene before the visual image is detected by a camera, a method that...

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Articles: Imaging
Spectral measurement is thus the basis of remote sensing, allowing for highly accurate material analysis and image recognition.
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Articles: AR/AI
Facial recognition AI inspections will go beyond simple geometry. They will learn how makeup, tattoos, or clothing may conceal features that were previously used to identify someone.
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Briefs: Imaging
Vision sensing systems are needed to improve operations in many industrial applications, where they can be arranged to detect the presence, position, and other characteristics of objects and products.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Computing using light can potentially provide lower latency and reduced power consumption, benefiting from the parallelism of optical systems.
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Articles: Imaging
In the age of industry digital transformation, visual data has received minimal focus yet can have significant impacts on a company's success.
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INSIDER: Connectivity

Photonics West 2023 featured the 15th annual gathering of the Prism Awards, a ceremony hosted by SPIE that honors and recognizes industrial innovation in...

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Briefs: Imaging
Researchers at University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence device that mimics the retina of the eye.
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Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Medical Robotics - November 2022

"Millirobots" swimming in your bloodstream...soft robots you can print on demand...cobots hard at work in the test lab. Read about these and other innovative technologies in this compendium of recent articles...

Special Reports: Imaging
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Machine Vision & Camera Technology - October 2022

In this report just released by the editors of Tech Briefs and Photonics & Imaging Technology, you'll read about the world's fastest camera (.5 trillion frames per second!); an innovative...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These latest nanostructured components, integrated on image sensor chips, are most likely to have the biggest impact in multimodal imaging.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

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Briefs: Imaging

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

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Special Reports: Imaging
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Aerospace Manufacturing - May 2022

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using advanced technologies – in additive manufacturing, machining, metrology, and more. To help you...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
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