Changing the face of machine vision?

Greg Blackman investigates the rise of embedded vision and finds that advances in computer hardware are set to revolutionise factory automation What will tomorrow’s factories look like? One point of view from Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance, is that – whatever else happens – imaging will become ubiquitous in manufacturing. There will no longer be dedicated inspection stations – indeed cameras might not even be sold as separate pieces of hardware; rather vision will be a function of the production machines and will be found everywhere. This might sound like both an encouraging and a scary proposition for the machine vision industry – and one that probably is still fairly distant – but with the cost of hardware coming down it is a very real possibility. ‘Vision…


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