How Has The Pandemic Changed Machine Vision?

By Matt Williams -

The Covid-19 pandemic drastically altered every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. Businesses were forced to adapt, while some were unfortunately unable to survive the turbulent times.

Working from home soon became the norm for much of the population, while those unable to do so faced significant restrictions in their workplaces. The machine vision world was also hit with component shortages, which hindered product development and industry growth. Also, the 2020 VISION show was understandably cancelled and replaced by a virtual event. The industry reunited last year at VISION, albeit with limited international visitors as pandemic restrictions lingered on.

We at MVPro Media were also forced to make significant changes during the pandemic. We branched out to cover a wider range of topics during a time when the machine vision industry was at its most affected. While we have since returned to our roots at MVPro Media, the pandemic gave us the opportunity to reflect and research new ideas, a sentiment felt by many other businesses in the industry.

To find out how the industry changed during the pandemic, MVPro Media’s Matt Williams spoke to several innovators in the world of machine vision.

Click the links below to find out how each company adapted during the pandemic:

Monday 12th December – AMD (Kiran Vishal Thanjavur Bhaaskar – Strategy and Marketing Manager)

Tuesday 13th December – Chroma (Jennifer Lee, MBA – Director of Marketing)

Tuesday 13th December – IDS (Claudia Kirsch – International Product Communication)

Wednesday 14th December – MVTec Software (Dr. Olaf Munkelt – Managing Director)

Wednesday 14th December – Photoneo (Andrea Pufflerova – PR Specialist)

Thursday 15th December – Teledyne (Gareth Ingram–Executive Vice President & General Manager, Digital Imaging)

Thursday 15th December – Zebra Technologies (Jim Witherspoon – Product Manager and Machine Vision Specialist)


These interviews were featured in ‘Innovate: A VISION Special’, a 52-page MVPro Magazine. Click here to read/download Innovate.

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