Welcome back from the summer hiatus. As the industry gears up for another busy new phase in the work year, we’ve decided to do the opposite and slow down for this edition of Automate Pro Europe magazine. Why? To gain perspective, which can also be known as vision.
To set the retrospective mood, we have three interviews lined up. In the first, Automate Pro Europe’s editor, Joel Davies, speaks to Mobius Lab’s CEO and CTO, Appu Shaji about what’s changed
over the past six months. Long-time readers of the magazine will remember the first interview between the pair in MVPro Magazine 25.
In a second retrospective interview, Joel Davies chats with Luca Verre, Co-founder and CEO of Prophesee. Luca Verre appeared in MVPro Magazine 26 and returns after a busy summer, which included the news of strategic investments from Sinovation Ventures, Xiaomi and VC Inno-Chip.
In the third and final contemplative chat, Joel Davies sits with Xilinx’s Senior Director of Automotive Business, Willard Tu. In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the reasons why the leading LIDAR provider chose Xilinx as its chip provider, the burgeoning market of advanced driverassistance systems and why AI is the “secret sauce”.
Outside of the chit-chat and continuing with the theme of vision, we have our guide to Vision Messe Stuttgart 2021. The annual European tradeshow for machine vision returned this October, featuring more than 250 exhibitors. Who’s who was there, including ourselves. If you missed it and don’t want it spoiled, we’ve detailed a spoiler-free guide for everything you need to know about the show.
In a guest feature from Teledyne, Christian Loeb & Uwe Pulsfort detail how thermal imaging via aerial drones can be used for preventative maintenance on wind turbines, detecting failing components before they break.
We also hear from KD Automation, a custom machine builder and solutions provider, who used LMI’s Gocator® 2130 3D laser profiler to create a system that allowed their customer to monitor and manage the volume and placement of adhesive.
In another guest feature, Evan Leal, Director, Product Marketing – Boards & Kits at Xilinx explains how you can accelerate innovation at the Edge with adaptive Systemon- Modules. Meanwhile, Angi Compatangelo of Edmund Optics ® Europe, outlines the answer to a question that sometimes gets overlooked: big or small pixels?