The view that atypical industries are becoming increasingly important for machine vision was seconded by Chris Yates, CEO of Odos Imaging.
told the press conference: 'Non-traditional applications are providing strong growth in the machine vision sector, often requiring solutions in complex and ill-constrained environments, for example the automated measurement and harvesting of crops in the field or greenhouse.'
was announced as the winner of the Vision Award 2014 in the evening of 4 November for its time-of-flight 3D imaging system, Real.iZ VZ-1000.
said that high-resolution 3D imaging offered particular benefits to applications that are away from the factory.
said that such applications often have to tolerate high levels of ambient light while delivering a high-resolution image to identify specific features.
also predicted that combination imagery, such as hyper-spectral and range information from the same system, would increase the scope of application for machine vision techniques.