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The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics
Special Report examines the technology behind vision systems, the market's key players, vision's impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry's recent performance and future expectations.
By RBR Staff

“The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics,” a special report from Robotics Business Review, is now available, offering an in-depth look at how vision systems are revolutionizing robotics.

This report examines the technology behind vision systems, the key players in the market, and vision’s impact on different sectors of robotics. The report also analyzes the vision industry’s recent performance and expectations for the next three to five years, including major challenges ahead.

Jim Nash, analyst for Robotics Business Review and author of “The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics,” writes, “If previous generations of robots were typified
by durability, task repeatability and speed, the next generation, thanks to the addition of real-time embedded vision systems, will be known for nimbleness, flexibility, safety and greater precision.

“This latest evolution is being ushered in by real-time smart cameras with three-dimension and multiple-spectrum capabilities, brain-simulating algorithms and powerful dedicated processors.”

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Robotics 2.0?
Automated Factory Decision-making
Ubiquity Starts Here
Where Is the Money?

Enter Today’s Machine Vision
Adding Depth to Images
Wafer-Level Optics
Multi-Spectrum Cameras
Vision’s Invisible Alphabet: IR, UV and X-ray
The CCD/CMOS Debate Is Resolving
CMOS’ Aces in the Hole
Processing Speeds Up
Better Algorithms Arrive
MEMS: Simplifying Things for Algorithms

Machine Vision Industry by the Numbers
Shaky Share Prices
A Surprising Sales Jump in 2013
Mid-Term Growth for Industrial and Non-Industrial
Sensor Revenue Moving Up Marginally
Who Is Buying?
Robot Makers: Divergent Strategies at Adept and ABB

Following the Money
Automatix to Nao
Round-up of recent acquisitions
Funds Dithering in the Wind
One Fund Likes Machine Vision Now
Round-up of Funds in Vision

Industry Challenges
Making the Case for Machine Vision’s ROI
The Self-defeating Lack of Standards
Integration and Training

Conclusion
Vanquishing the FUD Factor, and Other Chores
Three Novel Uses: Vision Innovations in the Marketplace Now
Philips
Rio Tinto
Scott’s


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