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.
Embedded vision systems are being leveraged in industrial manufacturing and trends such as ease of use, lower costs, and smaller chips are helping their widespread adoption.
Four machine vision standards are helping the industry grow as a whole and help facilitate new business opportunities.
Frost & Sullivan expects the global machine vision equipment market to almost double by 2022 as industries' demand for quality inspection grows.
MIT researchers have developed a sensor that can monitor wiring in a building or ship, and signal when repairs are needed.
Technology developments and high demand for collaborative robots point to a promising future for the technology as manufacturers find new uses for them.
Many companies are turning to cloud computing to handle the large data flows coming from their machine vision systems.
The military is using advanced embedded vision technologies to provide soldiers with faster and more reliable information to keep them safe in the field.
The medical industry is leveraging embedded vision technologies, but there are challenges surrounding the cost and the customization required for a new product.
The manufacturing sector is moving towards greater and greater levels of automation as they strive for higher levels of productivity, safety, and low-cost production and embedded vision will a key role in the future.