Recently announced was a partnership between Walmart and Bossa Nova Robotics to bring shelf-scanning inventory robot vision systems to about 1,000 stores across the US. The goal is to eliminate overhead costs, reduce human error and ultimately eliminate the painful task for workers. It was [...]
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Barcodes and barcode scanning has come a long way over the last few decades and has mainly focused on making them easier to read. To that end, there has been development and an identified need within a range of industries to create “invisible” barcodes. These invisible barcodes are created by [...]
ID scanners have become regular business around the world as it speeds up customer identification, allows for traceable control solutions and all in all makes life easier. What most consumers don’t know is how much information is actually stored on these scanners! Beyond the typical information on an ID such [...]
The first ever automated underwater robot has now completed its first operation, diving down 500 meters and collecting a sample. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice (NEI), was development in partnership with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NASA’s Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) program. [...]
The debate to use certain products past their expiration date is a constant topic of discussion which tends to be focused on non-food products. Beyond consumer products, all food products must have a printed expiration or “best by” date to indicate freshness. To ensure that the correct dates are stamped [...]
Farming equipment has come a long way and at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, John Deere made a big splash with their new technology. Exhibited in 2019, John Deere’s newest combine showed signs of life with its machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence. This year, they [...]
Hand lenses are utilized in many industries including jewelry but they also serve the earth science fields as a great tool to view objects at a magnified scale, on site and without the bulkiness of other magnifying devices. A hand lens comprises of 2 parts, the first being the optics [...]
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility of announcing and categorizing all hurricane and cyclone activity in and around North America. This includes the expected track of the storm, the size, rainfall, storm surges and other aspects that go along with Atlantic and Pacific storm formations. These storms are [...]
Robots have been, and still are, a staple of Sci-Fi movies and novels. However, the evolution of technology is quickly bringing them into the medical fields as well. According to one report by Credence Research, the global medical robotics market was valued at $7.24 billion in 2015 and is expected [...]
There seems to be endless options from which machine vision integrators can choose when it comes to designing an inspection system. Quite possibly the most critical option is whether to use area-scan or line-scan cameras. While the roles they perform are similar, the technology employed in each is miles apart [...]