The challenge for machine vision systems remains the ease of configuration and processing, which affects scalability. This needs to improve as the technology becomes more common.
Emerson is using its technology to monitor the health of essential workers and keep them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test has been developed and it provides a portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, which could bypass sending samples to a lab.
While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.
CU Boulder researchers are working on a silicon chip – with no moving parts or electronics – that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system while making them less expensive and more efficient.
CU Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials just 5 nm thick, which they hope can help scientists design tinier and more efficient computer circuits, semiconductors and other technologies.
Kit-based absolute encoders (position sensors) can make stepper motors a lower-cost option to servo motors for many industrial machinery motion control applications.
Iterate Labs' wearable devices help ensure social distancing in the workplace so people work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Columbia university researchers develop technique that could transform additive manufacturing processes, enabling the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components and robots.
ATI Industrial Automation worked with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) to develop a custom force/torque sensor for Perseverance, the Mars 2020 Rover project. See video of the project.