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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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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 | VCV-Cortex Pose estimation viewer. Showing a bin full of dark shiny rivets. The found rivet is highlighted in green and its 6D pose shown on the bottom left corner. Being a pre-trained AI system, it needs less than one minute to learn the geometry of any new part. (Image: Vancouver Computer Vision Ltd.)
Image 1 | VCV-Cortex Pose estimation viewer. Showing a bin full of dark shiny rivets. The found rivet is highlighted in green and its 6D pose shown on the bottom left corner. Being a pre-trained AI system, it needs less than one minute to learn the geometry of any new part. (Image: Vancouver Computer Vision Ltd.)
AI Powered 3D Vision System for Robotic Pick&Place Applications

AI Powered 3D Vision System for Robotic Pick&Place Applications

VCV-Cortex is an AI powered stereovision system developed for robotic applications. It works with any camera and optical system to provide the desired range, FoV and precision. Unlike structured light cameras, it can work on dark and/or shiny objects at high speed.

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Through Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Inspect system improves continually and can locate and classify defects on components that the computer system has never seen before. (Image: Dataprophet Ltd.)
Through Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Inspect system improves continually and can locate and classify defects on components that the computer system has never seen before. (Image: Dataprophet Ltd.)
AI System for the Inspection of Engine Blocks

AI System for the Inspection of Engine Blocks

The largest foundry in Southern Africa produces engine blocks. The raw material undergoes a series of processes concluding in a final inspection of the end product, an engine block.

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Image 1 | A multi-light algorithm takes four images of a diode with a lense with glare from top light sections resulting in an image where specular highlights are removed and the contrast of the details enhanced. (Image: Octonus Finland Oy)
Image 1 | A multi-light algorithm takes four images of a diode with a lense with glare from top light sections resulting in an image where specular highlights are removed and the contrast of the details enhanced. (Image: Octonus Finland Oy)
Multi-Light

Multi-Light

A new multi-light technology is mixing several images of an object with varying lighting environments for better image results.

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