Integro Technologies Announces Partnership with ViDi Systems SA

Machine vision integrator collaborates with leading Swiss software firm

360° Optics Tutorial

Enabling a full object view with just one camera.

The Aggressively Flying Quadrotor

Steve Arar for All About Circuits:  Recently, Vijay Kumar’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania in cooperation with researchers from Qualcomm has unveiled a quadrotor which can fly aggressively through a window. You may think that you have seen similar robots before; however, there is a big difference between previously designed robots and this new technology. Generally, to exhibit challenging maneuvers, a quadrotor depends on an array of cameras mounted on the walls and some external processors. The image captured by the cameras is processed and the outcome is delivered to the robot. The computer can issue precise commands and the only thing that the robot needs to do is to follow the orders. However, the new robot performs both the image capturing and processing onboard. The quadrotor carries an IMU, a Qualcomm Snapdragon, and Hexagon DSP. With the onboard sensors and processors, the robot is able to perform localization, state estimation, and path planning autonomously.   Cont'd...

Robot Vision vs Computer Vision: What's the Difference?

Unlike pure Computer Vision research, Robot Vision must incorporate aspects of robotics into its techniques and algorithms, such as kinematics, reference frame calibration and the robot's ability to physically affect the environment.

BitFlow's BitBox™ Simplifies Integration and Control of Multiple Machine Vision Devices in High I/O Applications

Machine makers in high-density I/O vision applications are challenged daily to find cost-effective, reliable ways to continuously control dozens of devices such as strobes, solenoids, and actuators, as well as to acquire data input from equipment ranging from photo detectors to triggers. Until now, the answer has been to purchase an I/O card yet this step requires additional costs, software, system complexity, and the use of a PC slot.

Mapping And Navigating With An Intel RealSense R200 Camera

In our latest demonstration, Archie provides an overview of the R200 sensor and shows how it can integrate seamlessly with ROS and a TurtleBot to accurately map and navigate an environment.

Vayyar Releases Walabot SDK Globally; Gives Developers the Tools to Build Great 3D Sensing Apps

Walabot SDK gives creators worldwide the ability to create content designed to track people or things, see through walls, monitor breathing, and much more

Teledyne DALSA Adds Eight New Cameras to its Low-Cost GigE Series

Customers can expect a significant increase in frame rates to achieve faster throughput with Teledynes award-winning TurboDrive technology. The addition of these 8 brings the total number of cameras in the series to 27, with more models planned.

Microscan Hosts 3-Day Advanced Machine Vision Training Course

Microscan hosts a three-day training course June 7-9 in Nashua, NH, using advanced machine vision tools with hands-on exercises using Microscans advanced Visionscape® Machine Vision Software platform.

Microscan to Present Advanced Vision Topics at The Vision Show 2016 CVP and HOT Corner Programs

Microscan will present vision-guided robotics at its booth, offer considerations for robotics vision software at AIAs HOT Corner discussion series, and instruct a lighting course as part of the AIA Certified Vision Professional (CVP) training program taking place during The Vision Show 2016

Machine vision in action: MVTec at Hannover Messe 2016

 Machine vision as a key technology for Industry 4.0  Safe human-machine interaction in smart factory scenarios  Robust and reliable solutions with HALCON 12.0.2 and MERLIC 2

XIMEA: Thunderbolt™ 2 Enabled Industrial Camera Model with Sony IMX174 Sensor is Officially Certified

Another XIMEA model from Thunderbolt 2 enabled camera line is approved and enters mass production with ability to order

Ambienta buys Mikrotron

And takes a further step towards growing its European machine vision platform

Toshiba Imaging Introduces Full-HD 3CMOS 1080p Camera - Rated for Medical Applications

• New IK-HD5UM HD video camera meets IEC 60601-1 Medical Design Standards, 3rd edition, requirements for medical and surgical imaging

Optical sensing and imaging community readies for SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing

Topics such as infrared, laser, terahertz, multi- and hyperspectral imaging, fiber-optic sensors, and wireless sensing help to drive innovation in sectors as wide-ranging as process monitoring, surveillance, oil and gas exploration, agriculture and crop optimization, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, homeland defense, terrorism countermeasures, robotics, and the Internet of Things. SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing will bring the global community together on these topics in April in Baltimore.

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