Robotics News and Products

Robots protect pipes from shipping damage

April 1, 2013

JMP Engineering has developed an automated system that uses two robots to automatically apply  protector caps to the ends of oil pipes.

Vision-guided robot patches up wood

April 1, 2013

The Hol-i-Wood system will capture images of laminated wooden panels as they pass down a conveyor using a scanning system from Microtec.

The best of both worlds

April 1, 2013

Those unfamiliar with the history of image processing may wonder why machine-vision systems are not as sophisticated as the human visual system.

(Slideshow) Robots Join Forces with Vision Systems

April 1, 2013

Explore the Fundamentals of Machine Vision: Part II

April 1, 2013

In Part II of this series, David Dechow, president of Aptura Machine Vision Solutions, describes image-processing algorithms commonly used in machine-vision systems.

Record numbers at Automate 2013

March 18, 2013

Automate 2013, held between January 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago, was attended by a record 10,975 attendees from across the US and 55 countries.

March is the Vision Systems Design Buyer's Guide Issue! In your print and digital magazine, you will see all the latest listings but we've got even more online. Learn how to get more out of the Online Buyer's Guide with our tutorial page.

March 1, 2013

Our printed version of the Vision Systems Design Buyer's Guide comes out only once a year, but you can put the Online Guide to work for you all year long, with updated company listings and specific product information from vendors.

Dynamic information

March 1, 2013

Developing machine-vision and image-processing systems requires expert knowledge of disciplines such as physics, optics, computer science, and mechanical engineering. In many companies, this expert knowledge is shared by the team tasked with developing the machine-vision system. To build such systems, these engineers must keep abreast of the latest technologies, standards, and products available from hundreds of companies located worldwide.

Vision China Shanghai hosts a global array of machine-vision exhibitors

February 28, 2013

Organized by the China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG) and MMI (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Vision China Shanghai will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from March 19 to March 21, 2013. The show will be held concurrently with LASER World of Photonics China and will feature numerous exhibitors from North America and Europe as well as those based in Asia. Keep reading to preview some of the companies that will be exhibiting at the show and the products that they will display.

Webcast to highlight benefits of USB3 Vision

February 27, 2013

On March 12, 2013, Vision Systems Design will host a webcast presented by Eric Gross, chair of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) USB3 Vision Committee.

AIA announces 2013 Board of Directors

February 25, 2013

The 2013 Automated Imaging Association's (AIA) Board of Directors election results were announced during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, FL.

Editor of Vision Systems Design awarded 2013 Achievement Award by AIA

February 21, 2013

Andrew Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of Vision Systems Design, has been awarded the Automated Imaging Association's Achievement Award for 2013.

Simulator models phenotyping robot

February 21, 2013

Professor Arno Ruckelshausen from the University of Applied Sciences (Osnabrück, Gemany) has developed a vision-based robotic system that could be used for plant phenotyping -- the assessment of plant traits such as leaf area, stem diameter and plant height and width.

VISION 2013 in Stuttgart cancelled

February 11, 2013

The organizers of the VISION show have cancelled VISION 2013 in a move that will now see the show take place just once every two years.

Webcast reviews machine vision in auto applications

February 11, 2013

In a new free-to-attend webcast from Vision Systems Design, Stephen L. Jones, the lead engineer responsible for machine vision at General Motors, will review the machine vision systems that are used in the automobile industry for traceability, inspection and robot guidance.

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