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Sensors, Vision March 20, 2020

How embedded vision and AI can reduce manufacturers’ costs

Embedded vision is being added to imaging technology used in drones, collaborative robots and other devices on the manufacturing floor to improve efficiency.

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Robotics March 7, 2020

Robots work to aid humans

The industry is moving toward using collaborative robots (cobots) with force-sensing technology that work alongside people

By Steve Alexander
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Sensors, Vision February 24, 2020

Motion prediction algorithms enhance safety features for automated vehicles

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a machine vision system that predicts pedestrian movements with a convolutional neural network (CNN).

By Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
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Sensors, Vision January 28, 2020

Machine vision cables and connectors need to be strong

Vision sensors and software have since become more sophisticated and their application more diverse, but this evolution has also increased demand for cables that can carry more data over longer distances, which presents new challenges for manufacturers.

By Dan McCarthy
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Sensors, Vision January 23, 2020

Three things to consider when choosing a smart camera for an embedded vision application

Users choosing smart cameras for embedded vision applications should think about the camera's processor, vision software and automation system integration.

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Industrial PCs January 18, 2020

Laser pulse creates frequency doubling in amorphous dielectric material

Georgia Tech researchers have demonstrated an all-optical technique for creating second-order nonlinear effects in materials that aren't normally supported, which could improve optical computers and high-speed data processors.

By John Toon
Sensors, Vision January 15, 2020

Machine learning shapes microwaves for a computer’s eyes

Researchers have developed a method to identify objects using microwaves that improves accuracy while reducing the associated computing time and power requirements.

By Ken Kingery
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Sensors, Vision January 11, 2020

Critical sensor applications: Diagnostics or redundancy?

Using sensors in age of smart devices and systems require more knowledge about sensor system design to ensure reliability and accuracy in critical automation applications. See three key trends in sensor engineering and design.

By Shashidhara Dongre
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Sensors, Vision January 7, 2020

Wearable sensor developed with kirigami architectures

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign successfully applied kirigami architectures to graphene to create sensors suitable for wearable devices.

By Gregory Hale
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Sensors, Vision January 5, 2020

Embedded 3-D machine vision enhances automotive production

3-D machine vision can be used for a wide range of automotive manufacturing applications where fast and accurate object detection is needed.