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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.

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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.

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Figure 1 | By processing a thin-film multilayer stack with photoactive layer sensitive in the infrared range (r.), on top of a Silicon readout circuitry (ROIC), Imec creates an IR-sensitive CMOS imager (l.) that’s compatible with mass manufacturing. (Image: Imec)
Figure 1 | By processing a thin-film multilayer stack with photoactive layer sensitive in the infrared range (r.), on top of a Silicon readout circuitry (ROIC), Imec creates an IR-sensitive CMOS imager (l.) that’s compatible with mass manufacturing. (Image: Imec)
Si-based CMOS imagers to detect SWIR wavelengths above 1µm

Si-based CMOS imagers to detect SWIR wavelengths above 1µm

Thanks to a cross-departmental effort involving material development, semiconductor processing skills, system-level design and much more, imec has realized breakthroughs in the capabilities of silicon-based CMOS imagers to detect short-wave infrared (SWIR) wavelengths above one micrometer.

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The bin picking unit at Renault Cléon is equipped with an ABB IBR 6700 robot and a Visio Nerf Cirrus3D 1200 sensor (Bild: Visio Nerf)
The bin picking unit at Renault Cléon is equipped with an ABB IBR 6700 robot and a Visio Nerf Cirrus3D 1200 sensor (Bild: Visio Nerf)
Automated Bin Picking of Parts in Bulk at Renault Cléon

Automated Bin Picking of Parts in Bulk at Renault Cléon

In order to reach the cycle time at an automated bin picking application at Renault Cléon, a double gripper was designed with a vision system. The cell is in the center of the workshop.

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Bild 1 | With the Zivid One+ 3D color camera it is no problem to distinguish between almost black parts and shiny white parts on a rubber duck. (Bild: Stemmer Imaging AG)
Bild 1 | With the Zivid One+ 3D color camera it is no problem to distinguish between almost black parts and shiny white parts on a rubber duck. (Bild: Stemmer Imaging AG)
From Packaged Sensors to 3D Color Images in just Ten Minutes – Interview

From Packaged Sensors to 3D Color Images in just Ten Minutes – Interview

In June this year, Stemmer Imaging and Zivid signed a distribution agreement for the Zivid One+ 3D color camera. We took a moment to speak to Tim Huylebrouck, Product Manager at Stemmer Imaging.

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Bild: EMVA European Machine Vision Association
Bild: EMVA European Machine Vision Association
What is IVSM (International Vision Standards Meeting) good for?

What is IVSM (International Vision Standards Meeting) good for?

Machine vision engineers from all over the world have gathered from 07 to 11 October in Stresa (Italy) at the shore of Lago Maggiore for the International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) Fall 2019. This meeting takes place twice a year under the global G3 initiative which is supported by the machine vision associations AIA, CMVU, EMVA, JIIA and VDMA. But what is the IVSM good for?

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By using CertifEye and ProcVision to simplify IP or ISP pipeline design, instantly test and validate, and reduce compilation time by 50%, customers can bring products to market in just one-third the time. (Image: Gidel Ltd.)
By using CertifEye and ProcVision to simplify IP or ISP pipeline design, instantly test and validate, and reduce compilation time by 50%, customers can bring products to market in just one-third the time. (Image: Gidel Ltd.)
3x Acceleration of FPGA and ASIC Development and Validation

3x Acceleration of FPGA and ASIC Development and Validation

The developer’s kit CertifEye is a development, debug, and validation solution. It provides developers with infrastructure that injects known images and videos into FPGA/ASIC processing (IP) or an ISP pipeline under test, process them in FPGAs in near or real time, and return results back to the host.

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With deep learning we tend to re-use a relatively small handful of algorithms across a wide range of applications and imaging conditions. This has two important consequences. (Image: MVTec Software GmbH)
With deep learning we tend to re-use a relatively small handful of algorithms across a wide range of applications and imaging conditions. This has two important consequences. (Image: MVTec Software GmbH)
How Deep Learning is Changing Real-World Computer Vision

How Deep Learning is Changing Real-World Computer Vision

The expansion of computer-vision-based systems and applications is enabled by many factors, including advances in processors, sensors and development tools. But, arguably, the single most important thing driving the proliferation of computer vision is deep learning.

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Image 1 | Pictures taken with the VC-151MP camera with the thermoelectric cooling (TEC) turned off (l.) and on (r.) with one second. (Image: Vieworks Co., Ltd.)
Image 1 | Pictures taken with the VC-151MP camera with the thermoelectric cooling (TEC) turned off (l.) and on (r.) with one second. (Image: Vieworks Co., Ltd.)
Ultra-High Resolution Cameras with Thermoelectric Cooling

Ultra-High Resolution Cameras with Thermoelectric Cooling

Two years after introduction of their 155MP camera Vieworks has added two new ultra-high-resolution models with 151MP and 101MP to its product line-up. Both models include Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) using Peltier effect.

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Image 1 | IP cores secure the interoperability of the camera and host while ensuring compliance with the latest version of the interface layer. Sensor to Image´s Vision Standard IP Cores solutions are delivered as a working reference design along with FPGA IP cores. (Image: Euresys s.a.)
Image 1 | IP cores secure the interoperability of the camera and host while ensuring compliance with the latest version of the interface layer. Sensor to Image´s Vision Standard IP Cores solutions are delivered as a working reference design along with FPGA IP cores. (Image: Euresys s.a.)
Reduce Time to Market with Transport Layer IP Cores

Reduce Time to Market with Transport Layer IP Cores

Several months of work by protocol engineers is typically required to design an interface for a vision system. A number of vision camera manufactures, such as Ozray, Crevis and Sick, are addressing this challenge by purchasing transport layer interfaces in the form of intellectual property (IP) which is provided ready to incorporate into FPGAs along with other camera features.

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