The machine vision industry is going through unprecedented change. Artificial intelligence/deep learning and robotics will play a profound role in the future of machine vision systems. The adaption of artificial intelligence and robotics creates several questions for businesses looking toward the future. One of the biggest questions is, “Will the business be left behind?” As you know, that question has a depth that can’t be answered by one single solution. Several other items follow that, for instance, are we preparing for the future? Do our current vision inspection systems have the capability to transition into a more futuristic workflow? Are we displaying the foresight and knowledge to make the proper decisions about operating procedures and new technologies? Machine vision’s expansion is seen most in vertical markets such as automotive, energy, and medical applications. If your company produces products for vertical markets or deploys industrial or machine vision cameras consider your systems’ future viability and get ahead of the game.
Machine vision, in combination with AI, is shaping the future of production and manufacturing. Deep learning is providing faster, cheaper, and superior automation for inspection practices. Most inspection processes take place at regular intervals, making automation ideal for the application (Vision Online, 2019). Machine Vision, integrated with Deep Learning, go beyond human visual acuity. Machine vision can view in the ultraviolet, x-ray, and infrared regions of the spectrum. The addition of deep learning allows the systems to analyze complex surface and cosmetic defects, scratches, or dents on parts that are turned, brushed, or shiny. Deep learning, in combination with machine vision, reduces product waste, and increases productivity. Once deep learning fully incorporates with robotics, the world will be a different place.
Machine vision, coupled with robotics, will change the way future factory floors look and operate. Currently, there is an unprecedented growth of robotics in several fields including production and processing. “The number of robots in use worldwide multiplied threefold over the past two decades, to 2.25 million,” CEO and chief economist for Oxford Economics Adrian Cooper said. “Trends suggest the global stock of robots will multiply even faster in the next 20 years, reaching as many as 20 million by 2030.” The increasing global stock of robots will have an impact on several markets both horizontal and vertical.
Machine vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics will reshape the world. Numerous changes are coming over the horizon, and we will interact with objects like never before. The cars we drive will “know” us, think of K.I.T. from Night Rider, and the medical treatments we receive will seem futuristic. More importantly, the production of the goods we consume will improve drastically elevating health and safety levels for workers as well as customers. Does your company stand at the forefront of machine vision technology?
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Vision Online. (2019). Machine Vision & AI: Improving Automated Inspection in Manufacturing. [online] Available at: https://www.visiononline.org/blog-article.cfm/Machine-Vision-AI-Improving-Automated-Inspection-in-Manufacturing/189 [Accessed 2 Aug. 2019].