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Image: Matrix Vision GmbH
Image: Matrix Vision GmbH
12.4MP USB3 Cameras

12.4MP USB3 Cameras

The IMX226 rolling shutter sensor of the Starvis series by Sony with 12.4mP (4072×3044) was integrated into the USB3 Vision camera family mvBlueFox of Matrix Vision as mvBlueFox3-2124r and reaches 30.7fps at full resolution as well as into the GigE Vision camera family mvBlueCougar-X as mvBlueCougar-X1012r and reaches 9.5fps.

Image: Teledyne Flir
Image: Teledyne Flir
Lightweight 5MP Cameras

Lightweight 5MP Cameras

The new 5MP models in Teledyne Flir’s Blackfly S GigE camera series are the BFS-U3-50S4M-C and the BFS U3 50S4C C. Their light weight (53g) and high pixel density (Sony IMX547 sensor) make them suitable for integration into small portable devices and achieve 72fps at full resolution.

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Bild: InnerEye
Bild: InnerEye
Mind-Connected AI

Mind-Connected AI

A new technology by InnerEye establishes a direct interface between an expert user and an AI system, which enables a smooth and accurate User-AI knowledge transfer and collaborate decisions.

Bild: Condense Reality
Bild: Condense Reality
You-are-there

You-are-there

Imagine being able to stand next to your favorite performer during a once-in-a-lifetime concert – or having reserved seating at the 50-yard line for every game or the chance to “run” beside star players as they charge the goal during a league championship. Now, imagine being able to have these experiences while sitting in your living room, commuting home from a busy day at work, or playing the latest multiplayer game.

Bild: DeGould
Bild: DeGould
Digital Vehicle Passport

Digital Vehicle Passport

DeGoulds range of automated vehicle inspection systems assess the exterior condition of a vehicle. The complete vehicle inspections identify any damage and provide specification checks for OEMs and partners in the finished vehicle logistics chain.

Autonomous Picking

Autonomous Picking

ActiNav is a UR+ application kit that simplifies the integration of autonomous bin picking of parts and accurate placement in machines using UR cobots. It synchronously handles vision processing, collision-free motion planning and autonomous real-time robot control.

Autonomous Machine Vision as a self-experiment

Autonomous Machine Vision as a self-experiment

Visual inspection in parts manufacturing is expensive, complicated and error-prone – this is the general consensus. Inspekto from Heilbronn has made it its business to change this and promises a plug&play system that delivers reliable results in the shortest time and with minimal installation effort. The inVISION has tested this in a self-experiment.

At the Embedded World 2020 the panel discussion 'Embedded Vision everywhere' took place. Users (Stil, CST) and manufacturers (Allied Vision, Congatec, Cubemos, Vision Components) discussed trends and developments and the role of AI. (Image: TeDo Verlag GmbH)
At the Embedded World 2020 the panel discussion 'Embedded Vision everywhere' took place. Users (Stil, CST) and manufacturers (Allied Vision, Congatec, Cubemos, Vision Components) discussed trends and developments and the role of AI. (Image: TeDo Verlag GmbH)
AI and Embedded Vision Trends of Embedded World 2020

AI and Embedded Vision Trends of Embedded World 2020

Embedded World 2020 was affected by the cancellation of numerous companies due to the coronavirus. Nevertheless, there were numerous interesting new products for embedded vision and AI to be seen at the fair, which are briefly presented in this follow-up report.

Bild: EMVA European Machine Vision Association
Bild: EMVA European Machine Vision Association
Standardization Initiative Embedded Vision Interface (emVision)

Standardization Initiative Embedded Vision Interface (emVision)

Development of embedded vision technologies is not solely triggered by machine vision players but also by consumer driven application fields such as smart phones. This creates the need to adapt these embedded vision systems to enable industrial solutions to use them. By addressing these needs, hosted by the EMVA a new standardization initiative has been formed.

(Image: LMI Technologies Inc. / IFM Electronic GmbH / Sick AG / Baumer Group / Hema Electronic GmbH)
(Image: LMI Technologies Inc. / IFM Electronic GmbH / Sick AG / Baumer Group / Hema Electronic GmbH)
The Top 5 Machine Vision Products of the SPS Fair

The Top 5 Machine Vision Products of the SPS Fair

At the SPS trade fair in Nuremberg (Germany) at the end of November, the main focus was on automation. However, there were also numerous interesting innovations on the subject of machine vision, which were shown there for the first time and will be presented below.

Product innovations

Bild: SILINA
Bild: SILINA
Curved Image Sensors

Curved Image Sensors

Silina’s curved image sensors enhance the performance of vision systems by improving image quality (sharpness, light sensitivity, contrast, chromatic aberration) across the entire field of view and enabling system miniaturization.

Area Vibrometry
Area Vibrometry

Polytec’s PSV QTec Scanning Vibrometers enable area-based optical measurement of vibration shapes.