Winn Hardin

Winn Hardin is contributing editor for AIA.


Vision and Discrete Sensors November 12, 2020

How deep learning enables machine vision solutions

Deep learning offers machine vision designers a powerful new tool for advanced inspection and it's getting easier to apply thanks to technology advances.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors July 19, 2019

Teaching vision-guided robots with software, programming advances

Random bin picking is a challenge for vision-guided robotics (VGRs), but manufacturers are developing software and end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) technology to make the process more efficient.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors June 19, 2019

Machine vision technologies, innovations are expanding the landscape

Machine vision enables a whole new perspective on what humans can inspect, analyze, sort, and read and technologies such as infrared, multispectral, and time of flight are changing the landscape.

By Winn Hardin
System Integrators June 5, 2019

System integrators use specialized skills for complex vision applications

System integrators across the industry are fielding more requests to develop complete and detailed systems, which require them to stay ahead of a fast-moving curve.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors May 17, 2019

3-D imaging offers new machine vision inspection potential

Advances in 3-D imaging have allowed machine vision users to overcome some challenging inspection tasks and tackles applications 2-D imaging cannot.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors April 17, 2019

Optics and lighting design crucial for machine vision applications

Sensor selection is dependent on the application and so is the lighting, which makes optics just as important. However, optics suppliers do struggle to keep pace with the machine vision industry's rapid evolution.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors January 21, 2019

Four machine vision industry trends for 2019

Industry trends impacting the machine vision industry include embedded vision growth, deep learning technology, and global economic uncertainty.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors January 6, 2019

Embedded vision technology advances are key for medical applications

There is growing demand for optimized medical instruments that can provide a solution regardless of location or user expertise and machine vision is crucial in making those advances happen.

By Winn Hardin
Vision and Discrete Sensors December 28, 2018

Vision-based track and trace improves product integrity

Vision-based track-and-trace systems represent big profit potential for companies looking to improve operations and overall safety in industries such as food and beverage, which are subject to potential recalls.

By Winn Hardin
Edge and Cloud Computing February 17, 2017

Artificial intelligence and its impact on machine vision

Several companies are working on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the machine vision industry that will allow AI to think more like humans by employing deep learning techniques and other functions that humans use to develop their brains.

By Winn Hardin
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