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Building customers’ trust with robots

Building customers’ trust with robots

Ryan Guthrie, vice-president of Shibaura Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains how advanced artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning technologies can help manufacturers improve food traceability, ensure the safety of their products and build trust with customers. Food traceability is not just a matter of compliance, it’s also essential for maintaining customer trust and brand […]

By January 29, 2024 Read More →
Orbbec releases camera-computer kit for 3D vision

Orbbec releases camera-computer kit for 3D vision

Orbbec has developed the Persee N1, an all-in-one combination of a popular stereo-vision 3D camera and a purpose-built computer based on the NVIDIA Jetson platform, and equipped with industry-standard interfaces for the most useful accessories and data connections. Developers using the newly launched camera-computer will also enjoy the benefits of the Ubuntu OS and OpenCV […]

By December 18, 2023 Read More →
Robots and machine vision ensure Christmas cheer

Robots and machine vision ensure Christmas cheer

Robotic processes guided by machine vision ensure every child has a merry Christmas, by ensuring quality standards are met in toy manufacturing, as Adam Carless, vision product specialist at automation and control technology expert Beckhoff UK, explains. There’s nothing worse than opening a new toy at Christmas to find that it’s broken. Machine vision, a […]

By December 14, 2023 Read More →
Storage and retrieval automated with robotics

Storage and retrieval automated with robotics

Automated storage and retrieval systems are becoming the backbone of modern warehouse logistics operations. However, there is still the challenge of efficiently moving orders through the sorting process. Until recently, the only options were manually or by conveyor – but both have clear limitations. Nowadays, a more flexible and future-proof solution is available: robots. Tijmen […]

By December 7, 2023 Read More →
Set up robot applications even faster and easier

Set up robot applications even faster and easier

Today, industrial automation is no longer imaginable without robots. The VISOR Robotic vision sensor from Sensopart acts as the ‘eye’ of the robot and is used worldwide in image-guided robotics applications. The most recent development provides problem-free connection between the vision sensor and a Yaskawa robot. The VISOR Robotic is part of the extensive VISOR […]

By November 22, 2023 Read More →
3D Inspection with SICK Visionary T Mini AP

3D Inspection with SICK Visionary T Mini AP

Configuring machine vision inspections in 3D is now possible in a ‘snapshot’, thanks to the combination of SICK’s powerful and compact Visionary-T Mini AP camera with the new easy-to-use SICK Nova 3D Presence Inspection sensorApp. The SICK Visionary-T Mini AP uses time-of-flight snapshot technology to set new standards of data accuracy for detailed environmental perception […]

By November 17, 2023 Read More →
Image processing with 2D cameras, AI and robotics

Image processing with 2D cameras, AI and robotics

When British start-up Cambrian Robotics was looking to develop an AI-based vision solution for various robotics applications in manufacturing, it turned to camera technology from IDS. The manufacturing sector is currently facing a number of challenges. Technological change, pressing environmental issues and globalisation require a number of adjustments, such as investing in new technologies, conserving […]

By October 31, 2023 Read More →
Automatic loading and unloading of pressed parts

Automatic loading and unloading of pressed parts

A robot-based 3D measuring system is helping an automotive manufacturer reduce the cycle times of its press lines. Four Ensenso 3D cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems provide the basic data and thus the platform for process automation. Robots do monotonous workflows and less pleasant, repetitive tasks with brilliance. Combined with image processing, they become […]

By September 22, 2023 Read More →
The basics of 3D vision – and the impact of AI

The basics of 3D vision – and the impact of AI

Paul Wilson, managing director of Scorpion Vision, explores the fundamental concepts of 3D Machine Vision, including stereo vision, point clouds, pixel displacement, depth perception, and height measurement. 3D Machine Vision is a technology that enables machines to perceive and interpret three-dimensional data from the real world. It combines various imaging techniques and processing algorithms to […]

By August 22, 2023 Read More →
Ruler3000 family focuses on the finest details

Ruler3000 family focuses on the finest details

SICK has expanded its next-generation Ruler3000 family to focus the outstanding speed and precision of its top-flight 3D streaming cameras on the finest details of high-quality, high-resolution 3D inspection and measurement tasks. With the launch of three compact cameras, as well as an additional mid-range variant, the Ruler3000 cameras now span fields of view between […]

By August 15, 2023 Read More →