Machine vision is one of the fastest growing aspects of factory automation. It is being used to control smart sensors, smart cameras, vision controllers, and vision systems. These technological advancements increase production and reduce downtime and costs thanks to fewer production interruptions. But the excessive number of needed software programs to support the machines can mean headaches for quality control engineers.
This article focuses on advances in smart vision software, bin picking, image sensor technology, camera connectivity technology, and embedded vision.