We are certainly at the business end of the year.
The glut of conferences, forums and events are coming thick and fast over these final months of the year as companies jostle to not only showcase their new products coming to market, but also to get up on stage and deliver crucial insights that shows their business is at the forefront, keeping the rest of the industry on their toes.
Whether it is ‘bigger this, faster that, the world’s first whatever’ there is no stopping the technology advances that are happening right now.
One of those growing sectors is embedded vision, which is having an impact not just on the machine vision sector but also in robotics and automation as they converge. Evidence of that is the CRAV Conference in Silicon Valley in November, which we preview and get the opinion of Midopt as to why they attend.
Closer to home, Embedded VISION Europe returns to Stuttgart this month (October). We have purposely delved into the world of embedded vision to discover more about how it is developing and where it is being applied. Huge thanks to our contributors from Teledyne Imaging, Basler, IDS and STEMMER IMAGING for their assistance.
I have also taken the plunge to learn more and had the privilege of attending the 4th European Machine Vision Forum in Lyon back in September. The level of research and development going on is phenomenal, while the forum also gave me an opportunity to meet with key industry players. I look forward to meeting more of you again in the coming months.
Turning our attention to this issue, we continue to combine both machine vision and automation. We reflect on an incredible first year for Inspekto with CEO Harel Boren, discover more about Neuromorphic Technology with iniVation and reflect on the financial state of the sector in the first article from renowned industry journalist Denis Bulgin.
On the automation side, we take a closer look at grippers, while my favourite story of this issue is about VineScout – a little robot with an embedded processor, that is playing a key role for wine growers.
I’ll drink to that.
Finally, please continue to send me your press releases and articles not only for the magazine but also our newlook website, which puts us and you at the forefront and keeps the rest on their toes. Check it out at www.mvpromedia.com
Until next time…