For the eighth straight year, Vision Systems Design held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in machine vision and imaging.
Based on the impartial ratings assigned by our panel of judges, awards were assigned in four different levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, to companies or organizations that demonstrated excellence in a product or technology, an application, or in research and development. Categories to distinguish our honorees include vision systems, four different camera categories, sensors, software, embedded vision, robotics, and more.
Submissions were judged on originality; innovation; their impact on designers, systems integrators or users; and whether they fulfilled a new market need, leveraged a novel technology, and/or increased productivity. “It is always a tremendous honor to participate in judging the VSD Innovators Awards," says David Dechow, a member of the judges panel. "The candidate technologies always generate a lot of excitement, and this year is no exception. The innovations cover many diverse product categories, and truly demonstrate the continued strong advancement of machine vision in automation globally. Each of the technologies being honored truly represent the innovative spirit that continues to make machine vision an expanding market.”