Research indicates personal robots lead market with 97% of shipments

ABI Research is forecasting robotic component revenues will exceed US$ 2.36 billion by 2016, with a total robotics market value of approximately $ 22 billion. Robotics

Computer vision software company acquired by makers of Pokémon Go augmented reality game

Matrix Mill, a company developing computer vision and machine learning software that helps infer 3D information about the surrounding world, has been acquired by Niantic Labs Inc, the company that developed the augmented reality game phenomenon Pokémon Go. Boards & Software

RIA posts stats showing 41% increase in North American robotics orders

The Ann Arbor, MI-based Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has released its quarterly statistics, which show the North American robotics market has had "its best quarter in six years," with a 41% increase in the first half of 2011. Robotics

High-speed vision system helps accelerate human cell analysis

Scientists at the Dresden University of Technology have developed a system based on a high-speed camera and microscope that accelerates human cell analysis by a factor of 10,000. Boards & Software

Teledyne e2v introduces 67 MPixel CMOS image sensor for high-resolution inspection

Targeting high-resolution imaging applications such as automated optical inspection, microscopy, and surveillance, the Emerald 67 from Teledyne e2v, according to the company, provides customers with ultra-low noise performance and only 2.8e- of readout noise. Non-Industrial Vision

Velodyne Lidar partners with Argo as sensor reseller in Japan

Velodyne Lidar, a manufacturer of high-definition lidar sensors, has signed an agreement with Argo Corp. to serve as Velodyne’s exclusive reseller of the 3-D HDL-64E and HDL-32E lidar sensor models in Japan. Robotics

Quality Control by Artificial Vision Conference now accepting submissions

For more than 20 years, the Quality Control by Artificial Vision (QCAV) Conference has brought together a global audience of machine vision, imaging, and artificial intelligence professionals. Next year, from May 15-17, 2019 in Mulhouse, France, QCAV will once again bring together researchers, engineers, and end users to discuss the …

Muscle Robotics opens new headquarters office to support its motion-control offerings in US

Muscle Robotics, a distributor focused on manufacturing industrial machines and equipment, has established its US-based office in Santa Clara, CA. Robotics

CoaXPress takes on USB3 and GigE Vision

CXP doubles data transfer rate to 12.5 Gbit/s, lowers costs of entry-level components for mainstream applications Boards & Software

Robotics experts lead RoboBusiness Summit agenda

The 7th Annual RoboBusiness Leadership Summit, which takes place from Nov. 2-3, 2011, will feature keynotes from robotics leaders such as iRobot, John Deere, US Army TARDEC, and VEX Robotics Design Systems. Robotics

Computer vision-based retail automation company receives $7 million funding

Trigo Vision, a computer vision startup company that uses machine vision algorithms in its retail automation platform, has received $ 7 million in seed funding. Boards & Software

iPhone based GoCheckKids app used to detect vision disorders in children

An iPhone app called GoCheckKids eliminates the need for pediatricians to purchase specialized equipment to conduct photoscreening tests on children, a popular method for preventing the development of serious vision disorders. Non-Industrial Vision

FLIR Systems focuses on IR camera cores for unmanned vehicles at AUVSI

Infrared systems developer FLIR Systems reports that it has delivered more than 11,000 infrared (IR) camera cores into the unmanned vehicle market. FLIR cites "increased popularity of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles" as the motivation to bring three new IR camera cores to market, which are debuting at AUVSI’s Unmanned …

CoaXPress frame grabber from Euresys offers 12.5 Gbps data rate per connection

Featuring four CoaXPress (CXP-12) connections, the Coaxlink Quad CXP-12 from Euresys offers an increased maximum connection bit rate of 12.5 Gbps, compared to the previous maximum data rate over a single connection of 6.25 Gbps. Boards & Software