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  • Volume 27, Issue 5

    Figure 4: Teledyne Dalsa’s Linea ML 8k multispectral camera. (Photo courtesy of Teledyne DALSA.)

    Cameras, Lenses, Lights for Multispectral/Hyperspectral Imaging

    Sept. 21, 2022
    The combination of these three components delivers images for a growing number of applications.
    Figure 1: The text printed on the sides of pulp bales is often obscured during transport, so conventional OCR was limited for this application. ID 99452390 © Fcobosp | Dreamstime.com
    Imaging Boards and Software

    Enhanced OCR Helps Optimize Paper Manufacturing Process

    Sept. 21, 2022
    A paper manufacturing company needed a solution to help identify pulp properties when identifying codes were obscured.
    Courtesy of Edmund Optics
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    Cameras and Accessories

    Sensor Advancement and the Effects on Optical Lens Selection

    Sept. 15, 2022
    Because of the increased imaging capabilities of newer sensors, lenses must be chosen carefully to ensure compatibility and performance optimization.
    Amazon is testing collaborative and autonomous robots, such as Proteus.

    Amazon is Testing an Autonomous and Collaborative Robot

    Aug. 29, 2022
    Ultimately, the company hopes the robots will improve both employee safety and the reliability of fulfillment-center operations.
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    Embedded Vision

    Powering Embedded Vision with Image Sensors

    Aug. 24, 2022
    New imaging applications are booming, from collaborative robots in Industry 4.0, to drones fighting fires or being used in agriculture, to biometric face recognition. A key enabler...

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    Figure 1: The Basler camera is mounted next to the Stäubli robot. It views packaged bread and sends the 3D data to Matrox Design Assistant X vision software for processing and analysis. (Photos courtesy of KINE and OEM Finland.)
    Imaging Boards and Software

    Vision System Enables Robotic Picking at Industrial Bakery

    Aug. 19, 2022
    Challenges, including the products’ irregular shapes and sizes as well as transparent plastic packaging causing low contrast and partial reflections called for a solution that...
    Courtesy of MIT
    MIT researchers demonstrate FuseBot, a robotic arm and gripper, as it retrieves a hidden item from a pile. Pictured are Research Assistant Tara Boroushaki, Associate Professor Fadel Abid, and Research Assistant Nazish Naeem. (Photo courtesy of MIT.)

    MIT Researchers Build Robot That Detects Hidden Items in a Pile

    Aug. 16, 2022
    The robotic system uses a combination of radio frequency signals, computer vision, and MIT-developed algorithms to calculate the minimum number actions necessary to find and remove...
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    Editors Note: Entering the Home Stretch of 2022

    Aug. 15, 2022
    As we leave the third quarter and enter the fourth quarter of 2022, it’s hard to believe we are this far into the year.
    Courtesy of BloomOptix
    The city's goal is to spot HABs early, so they are easier to eradicate using methods that are more environmentally friendly than chemicals.
    Environment and Agriculture

    Syracuse Uses Uncrewed Aircraft and Vision System to Monitor Harmful Algae

    Aug. 3, 2022
    The city is experimenting with uncrewed aircraft and multispectral imaging combined with photogrammetry and AI to spot harmful algae blooms in a freshwater lake.
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    Depth Cameras Can Fill LiDAR’s Autonomous Vehicle Blind Spots—Here’s How

    Aug. 1, 2022
    Many developers of autonomous vehicles believe LiDAR is a key enabling technology. But, LiDAR doesn’t see everything.

    Gage R & R Studies in Machine Vision

    July 29, 2022
    An area often overlooked in machine vision integration is the aspect of Gage R & R (or Gauge R & R)—the ability to check a measurement vision system for repeatability and reproducibilit...
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    AI Broadens the Horizon of Machine Vision

    July 21, 2022
    The recent advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promises to bring machine vision systems to the next level in the terms of the value they can bring...
    Figure 1: Optical systems take on myriad shapes and forms to accomplish a variety of very specific purposes, each of which requires a lens, or lenses, crafted to exacting specifications. (Photo courtesy of Schneider Optics.)
    Cameras and Accessories

    Lens Specs Matter—Do Your Homework

    July 14, 2022
    Optical systems take on myriad shapes and forms to accomplish a variety of very specific purposes, each of which requires a lens, or lenses, crafted to exacting specifications...