Embedded Vision Systems Adopt AI and IoT Tech


Machine vision has come a long way from the simpler days of cameras attached to frame grabber boards--all arranged along an industrial production line. While the basic concepts are the same, emerging embedded systems technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and cloud computing have all opened up new possibilities for machine vision system developers. To keep pace, companies that used to only focus on box-level machine vision systems are now moving toward AI-based edge computing systems that provide all the needed interfacing for machine vision, but also add new levels of compute performance to process imaging in real-time and over remote network configurations. AI IN MACHINE VISION ADLINK Technology appears to be moving in this direction of applying deep learning and AI to machine vision. The company has a number of products, listed "preliminary" at present, that provide AI machine vision solutions. These systems are designed to be "plug and play" (PnP) so that machine vision system developers can evolve their existing applications to AI-enablement right away with no need to replace existing hardware.