Unmanned systems: U.S. law enforcement’s increasing UAS adoption, UAS college courses

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, learn about a study which estimates that more than 900 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. are deploying unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Additionally, …

Newly formed Embedded Vision Alliance aims to foster computer vision technology in a wider range of products

A new consortium–the Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA;–will enable the proliferation of embedded vision technology by providing design engineers with information, practical know-how, and industry standards. Robotics

Latest version of OpticStudio optical design and prototyping software from Zemax introduced

Version 18.4 of OpticStudio software from Zemax offers various improvements and enhancements for virtual prototyping of optical systems, according to the company. New features in this iteration of the software include: Boards & Software

June 2018 snapshots: Facial recognition, wearable 3D vision, and artificial intelligence technologies

In the June 2018 snapshots, learn about facial recognition technology in law enforcement, a wearable 3D vision device for the visually impaired, an AI-based evaluation kit for in-vehicle monitoring, and new artificial intelligence processors that enable deep learning at the edge. Non-Industrial Vision

Machine-Vision Software Enters the Third Dimension

Off-the-shelf software tools are allowing 3-D machine-vision systems to be rapidly deployed. Robotics

NVIDIA opening artificial intelligence lab in Toronto

NVIDIA has announced that it will invest in a new artificial intelligence (AI) research lab in Toronto, with the ultimate goal of tripling the number of AI and deep learning researchers working in the city by the year’s end. Boards & Software

Vision Components showing MIPI cameras and boards at 2019 Embedded Vision Summit

Vision Components will exhibit a slate of products at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit that includes ultracompact MIPI camera boards, smart cameras, and laser profilers. Cameras

Infrared LED, machine vision camera, and computer vision algorithms aid in bee behavior study

Researchers have developed an imaging system based on a machine vision camera, infrared LED illumination, and custom computer vision algorithms to study the individual social reactions of honeybees. Non-Industrial Vision

Latest Halcon interface from MVTec connects SwissRanger 3-D cameras

MVTec Software and MESA Imaging have released a new interface for connecting SR4000 SwissRanger 3-D time-of-flight cameras to Halcon 10 machine-vision software. Robotics

Lattice sensAI stack accelerates deployment of artificial intelligence in edge devices

New from Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is the Lattice sensAI complete technology stack, which combines modular hardware kits, neural network IP cores, software tools, reference designs, and custom design services to accelerate the integration of machine learning inferencing into consumer and industrial Internet of things applications. Boards & Software

Allied Vision showing Alvium camera series at 2019 Embedded Vision Summit

Allied Vision will exhibit the Alvium camera series, designed for industrial embedded vision applications, at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit. Alvium cameras are built around a proprietary application specific integrated circuit with integrated image signal processor, combined with an image processing library. Image correction and optimization processing take place within …

Unmanned aerial systems: Beyond visual line of sight operations, military UAS, and airborne response drones

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, learn about Canada’s largest beyond visual line of sight operations, a new unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the U.S. Navy, and the expansion …

Ford invests in structured-light vision inspection to improve fit and reduce wind noise

In Europe and North America, Ford has begun a project to install robotic plant laser inspection technology in 17 assembly plants for a planned investment of approximately $ 100 million. Robotics

Deep learning-enabled video camera launched by Amazon

First announced by Amazon at the re:Invent conference in November, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Deep Lens video camera—which is designed to put deep learning technology in the hands of developers—is now shipping to customers. Boards & Software