Every day in kitchens throughout the world, people prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often times it is as simple as popping something in the microwave or may involve preparing a meal from scratch. However, after a long, stressful day sometimes people just don’t want to bother. Imagine coming home and plopping all the ingredients into […]
An injection laser diode (ILD), diode laser, or laser diode (LD), is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which a laser beam is created at the diode’s junction. Laser diodes can directly convert electrical energy into light. Driven by voltage, the doped p-n-transition allows for recombination of an electron with a hole. Due to the […]
Solar power has been utilized for many years, however, if it is going to play a major role in the future of energy, it’s going to have to get bigger and far more efficient. Concentrating solar power can be the answer to solving both issues, as concentration paves the way for larger, higher-efficiency solar power […]
Smaller, portable scanners are popping up in many different areas. Some are marketed to reach the average consumer who would rather scan and digitize their personal items. Handheld image scanners are suitable for recording any kind of document, including letters, invoices, blueprints and plans. Typically, a handheld image scanner requires you to place the device […]
The recent research on medical proton imaging is by and large motivated by the desire to gather information using a less invasive source such as X-rays. With the use of a proton microscope, it is possible to image biological tissue without leaving any radiating material behind in the tissues of the patient. Proton beam therapy […]
To answer the question, what is laser technology and where it can be used, it’s important to understand exactly to what the term laser refers. The term itself originated as an acronym ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. in other words, ‘laser’ is a device that emits light through the process of optical amplification, […]
Most municipalities across the United States are drowning under the growing mounds of trash and recyclable materials. The situation is reaching epic proportions, as the refuse companies simply cannot keep up. Sorting trash with AI-assisted robots is one way they are working to stay on top of the problem. Historically, China has recycled the bulk […]
In the United States the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly fifty years. As a result, the need to automate bin picking is urgent. In the U.S., where 38% of the manufacturing labor force moves parts between bins and manufacturing machines, 500,000 jobs remain unfilled.
In the past several years, an increasing amount of companies world-wide have seen the benefits of using machine and robotic vision technology for bin picking tasks. Many UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association) members are now involved in bin picking applications using 3D vision technology, according to managing director of UKIVA, Allen Anderson. Applications are varied, […]
A typical distribution center or warehouse receives stock of a variety of products from suppliers and store them until they are ready to be shipped to other wholesalers, retailers, or individual buyers.