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    Cognex introduces first Image-based baggage identification solution

    June 5, 2016

    Air travel is growing 8% annually, placing a significant burden on current baggage processing systems that have remained relatively unchanged for 30 years. The Cognex ABH-ID Solution uses proven, airline industry-recognized technology that reads codes that are traditionally difficult to decode and offers high read rates even at critical junctions such as transfer lines, where tags frequently sustain damage from the airplane loading and unloading process.

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      ARM’s Segars Sees Expanded Role for Machine Vision, Machine Learning

      June 5, 2016

      Simon Segars, chief executive of chip licensing powerhouse ARM Holdings, stopped by for a chat about last week’s acquisition of startup Apical, based near ARM’s headquarters in Cambridge, for $350 million. The company designs circuits for machine vision that can be embedded in chips developed by ARM’s customers. The company has 1 billion smartphones already shipped with its technology.

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        Intel acquires computer vision startup Itseez for Internet of Things and self-driving cars

        June 5, 2016

        Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

        Intel CEO announces acquisition of a machine vision start up

         

        One of the Internet of Things projects that Intel is gearing up for is self-driving cars. A key capability for such cars is being able to see surroundings and interpret them.

        Itseez, which  creates software and integration for everything from cars to security systems could become a key ingredient for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG) roadmap by giving customers the ability to create applications like autonomous driving, digital security and surveillance, and industrial inspection.

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          Sensing depth using “structured” light

          June 5, 2016

          This 3-D printer is basically a demo of the DLP Structured Light Software Development Kit designed for high accuracy and high-speed 3-D printed objects. The system features the programmable DLP® LightCrafter4500™ evaluation module to precisely expose object layers and the ultra-low-power MSP430™ microcontroller to synchronize layer exposure with motor control for flexible 3-D builds.