Focus on Vision: Sam's Club and AI, SWIR Imaging | June 6, 2024

June 6, 2024
Justine Murphy discusses how Sam's Club is using AI and computer vision and applications for SWIR imaging.

In this episode of Focus on Vision, Vision Systems Design covers:

Sam's Club Launches Machine Vision Technology to Expedite Shopping 

U.S. retail membership warehouse club Sam’s Club is deploying machine vision to automatically analyze members’ purchases as they exit the store, essentially ensuring they’ve paid for everything in their shopping cart. Full story: https://bit.ly/3KzVtRH

SWIR Imaging Enables Many Types of Machine Vision Applications

Not only is the use of machine vision increasingly branching out into industries outside of manufacturing, such as retail, but the variation in imaging techniques is also expanding. One example is shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, which typically encompasses the 0.9 to 1.7 micron wavelength range—beyond human vision. It allows engineers to develop applications that aren’t easily accomplished using visible light. Full story: https://bit.ly/3yRoHJd

Acquisition of Machine Vision Company VITRONIC Completed

ITIS Holding, owned by PPF Group and based in the Czech Republic, recently completed its acquisition of VITRONIC Group in Germany. VITRONIC develops machine-vision automation solutions in sectors such as traffic management, logistics, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and solar cells. Full story: https://bit.ly/3yRb5O9

 

In this episode of Focus On Vision... 0:00 Intro 0:19 Sam’s Club Launches Machine Vision Technology to Expedite Shopping U.S. retail membership warehouse club Sam’s Club is deploying machine vision to automatically analyze members’ purchases as they exit the store, essentially ensuring they’ve paid for everything in their shopping cart. (Full story: https://www.vision-systems.com/55042364) 1:36 Using SWIR to Solve Application Challenges in Machine Vision Not only is the use of machine vision increasingly branching out into industries outside of manufacturing, such as retail, but the variation in imaging techniques is also expanding. One example is shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, which typically encompasses the 0.9 to 1.7 micron wavelength range—beyond human vision. It allows engineers to develop applications that aren’t easily accomplished using visible light. (Learn more: https://www.vision-systems.com/55041435) 3:07 Acquisition of Machine Vision Company VITRONIC Group Completed ITIS Holding, owned by PPF Group and based in the Czech Republic, recently completed its acquisition of VITRONIC Group in Germany. VITRONIC develops machine-vision automation solutions in sectors such as traffic management, logistics, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and solar cells. (Full story: https://www.vision-systems.com/55042896) 4:11 Outro #machinevision #visionsystem #imaging #ai #artificialintelligence #inspection #automation Vision Systems Design is a global media source serving engineers and engineering managers at OEMs, system integrators and end-user organizations who design, develop, manufacture & integrate components & subsystems for machine vision and image processing. For more information, please visit https://www.vision-systems.com.
About the Author

Justine Murphy

Justine Murphy is the multimedia director for the Laser & Military Group at Endeavor Business Media. In addition to Vision Systems Design, the group includes Laser Focus World and Military & Aerospace Electronics. She is a multiple award-winning writer and editor with more 20 years of experience in newspaper publishing as well as public relations, marketing, and communications. For nearly 10 years, she has covered all facets of the optics and photonics industry as an editor, writer, web news anchor, and podcast host for an internationally reaching magazine publishing company. Her work has earned accolades from the New England Press Association as well as the SIIA/Jesse H. Neal Awards. She received a B.A. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.