Category Archives: Machine Vision

Welcome, Robot Overlords

Aug 8, 2014

Every so often a technological advancement renews concern around the future of humanity as we know it, in recent months, the role of technology in enabling robots has surfaced – again. I think the reason “robots” get a bad rap … Continue reading

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Who needs Captain America when we’ve got Heroes with Vision?

May 27, 2014

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the AIA Vision Show in Boston. With some 2,000+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors this conference is not large when compared to other North American trade events but it is an important one. … Continue reading

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A “What IF” Approach to Machine Vision via Semi Custom Solutions.

May 22, 2014

As engineers, we enjoy a challenge, especially when it’s something new! In general, we don’t like to turn customers away, and it’s rare for us to outright decline a project. Our business model has enough flexibility to allow both small … Continue reading

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Imagine That.

May 7, 2014

I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that applications for digital imaging technology are growing. New applications for vision are opening up in areas that include the physical sciences and biophotonics, medicine, arts and entertainment, space, and defense. And applications … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

Apr 22, 2014

A trip to the optometrist for eye care involves plenty of digital imaging I recently visited my optometrist for a regular checkup, briefly leaving behind topics of machine vision to focus on my own human vision…or so I thought. Turns … Continue reading

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Technology @ Work. Liquids Packager Aims for Zero Defects.

Feb 25, 2014

Automation World recently featured a case study from a company called Sealed Air, and how they implemented a machine vision system to inspect the clear plastic liners used to store liquids. Here’s a summary: Sealed Air, an Australian maker of … Continue reading

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A Schongau State of Mind. Innovation, Advancement and Industry Standards.

Feb 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This article published later than expected with thanks to Mike for his patience. For further reading on the standards meetings in Schongau – see the December print edition of inspect magazine. When do engineers get to: Meet old … Continue reading

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Opportunity takes its own tenth birthday pic.

Feb 11, 2014

Last month Mars Rover Opportunity celebrated its tenth anniversary on the red (brown?) planet by snapping a selfie and sending it home. How does it look? It has suffered from the scarcity of local carwashes, but despite the dust buildup, … Continue reading

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Stopping Time with TDI

Jan 21, 2014

What if you could stop time? In addition to being able to eat as much as you want without consequences, there is also a compelling case for it in machine vision. Let’s say you are running a web process of … Continue reading

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Camera Link HS Raises the Roof on ROI

Oct 8, 2013

Consider a typical inspection system (Fig. 1) consisting of an area camera inspecting an object with 4 holes near each corner. The inspection system exists to confirm the size and relative location of each hole. The traditional CCD camera reads … Continue reading

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