Winn Hardin is contributing editor for AIA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Machine vision software advances are enhancing innovation
Companies are using software to help realize many machine vision software developments such as ultra-high-dynamic-range imaging and self-analyzing algorithms.