Sensors, Vision

A flexible, porous lattice structure is threaded with stretchable optical fibers containing more than a dozen mechanosensors and attached to an LED light. When the lattice structure is pressed, the sensors pinpoint changes in the photon flow. Courtesy: Cornell University
Sensors, Vision September 20, 2019

Optical lace developed to heighten robots’ sensors

Cornell University researchers are using optical lace to create a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system for robots to improve their actions.

By David Nutt
NTU students receive the Optomec LENS MTS 500 HY CA system (Left to right): Aaron Sansosie, Adriane Tenequer, Lisa Willis, Chad Yazzie, Scott Halliday, Joshua Toddy and Les Notah. Courtesy: Navajo Technical University
Sensors, Vision September 17, 2019

Hybrid controlled atmosphere system delivered to technical university

Navajo Technical University (NTU) received a hybrid controlled atmosphere system from Optomec for education, research and workforce development in advanced metal additive manufacturing.

By Optomec
Wi-Fi-assisted inertial odometry (WIO) is a software program, but researchers created a hardware prototype for initial testing with other devices. Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Sensors, Vision September 7, 2019

Using Wi-Fi sonar to measure indoor movement speed and distance

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for measuring speed and distance in indoor environments called Wi-Fi-assisted inertial odometry (WIO), which could be used to improve navigation technologies for robots and drones.

By Matt Shipman
Objects, including books, a stuffed animal and a disco ball, in and around a bookshelf tested the system’s versatility in capturing light from different surfaces in a large-scale scene. Courtesy: David Lindell, Stanford University/ISSSource
Sensors, Vision September 1, 2019

Camera expands vision capabilities with lasers

Stanford University researchers have developed a high-powered laser that captures reflected particles of light and reconstructs them with a camera’s advanced sensors and processing algorithm.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 30, 2019

Helping autonomous cars see with embedded vision

Sensor companies are creating a detection system that can sense a vehicle’s environment better than human eyesight through a combination of camera, radar, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors.

Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 29, 2019

Machine vision starts thinking for itself

Machine vision developments such as image registration, computer-vision, deep learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are beginning to enable radical market change. 

By Yonatan Hyatt
Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 28, 2019

Machine vision advances improve surveillance, public safety

Machine vision technology is widely used for surveillance, and researchers are working to make it more and more intelligent, but occlusion is still a well-known issue in people-detection.

Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 27, 2019

Eye-tracking technology as the future of human-computer interaction

Eye-tracking technology is being used for research and industrial applications and will improve right along with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems and become the basis for human-computer interaction

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 21, 2019

Combining vision technology and collaborative robots for safer work environments

Safety is paramount with collaborative robots and they can be made safer with machine vision and artificial intelligence technology.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Sensors, Vision August 13, 2019

3-D machine vision for safer collaborative robot automation

3-D machine vision lets a robot sense, process information and mimic the way two humans adjust to working around each other.