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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Image Sensor Improvements for Enhanced Machine Vision

These latest nanostructured components, integrated on image sensor chips, are most likely to have the biggest impact in multimodal imaging.

INSIDER
Imaging

Humans in the Loop Help Robots Find Their Way

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

Articles
Aerospace

Designing A/D Converters for the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has four infrared cameras to view the stars.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Filter Enhances Robot Vision on 6D Pose Estimation

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

Briefs
Imaging

An Artificial Intelligence System to Identify Objects in Cluttered Scenes

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot Senses Hidden Objects

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

Special Reports
Electronics & Computers

Aerospace Manufacturing - May 2022

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using advanced technologies – in additive manufacturing, machining, metrology, and more. To help you...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Using CoaXPress-over-Fiber for High-Speed Machine Vision

High-speed digital imaging expands the benefits of traditional machine vision (MV), transforming it from a process control tool into a diagnostic tool. Traditional MV systems use...

Articles
Imaging

Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration

A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...

Articles
Imaging

Removing Aircraft Paint Using Laser-Equipped Robots

Hexavalent chromium is not a term frequently associated with engineers. Residents of Hinkley, California, however, know all about it. So do workers tasked with the labor-intensive...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Tool Calculates Materials’ Stress and Strain Based on Photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

Products
Imaging

New Products: March 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.

Question of the Week
Imaging

Would You Use A.I-Driven Laser Cutters like SensiCut?

Laser cutters are a popular tool for today’s design engineers. Users, however, still face difficulties distinguishing among stockpiles of metals, woods, papers, and plastics.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products: January 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.

Articles
Software

Bolstering Product Design Success with Supply Chain Strategies

In the high-tech sector, there's been a shift from “just-in-time” to “just-in-case” inventory strategies.

Articles
Robotics, Automation & Control

When Robots See: An Additional Sense for Better Performance

To make robots truly see, you need the right software.

Articles
Data Acquisition

Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2021

These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

2021 OEM Photonics & Imaging Directory

See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.

Special Reports
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

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Photonics/Optics

New Products: July 2021 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

Special Reports
Imaging

Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Special Reports
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New on the Market: June 2021

Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.

Products
Nanotechnology

New Products and Services: June 2021 Medical Design Briefs

Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.

Products
Test & Measurement

New on the Market: May 2021

Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.

Articles
Imaging

Preventing Heat-Induced Image Warping in Machine Vision Line Scan Cameras

A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.

Products
Imaging

New Products: May 2021 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.