Through the first nine months of 2017, growth records were set in the areas of vision and imaging, robotics, and motion control and motor technology, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). First, in machine vision, this year the North American market continued its best start to a year ever, with growth of 14% overall to $1.937 billion. Within this market, there was a 14% growth in the sales of systems to $1.657 billion and a 14% in components to $271 million.
As the definition of "machine vision" continues to morph and adapt to a growing industry, so too must our editorial scope and coverage. Because of this, we did our best in 2017 to cast as wide a net as possible, in terms of our coverage of the machine vision and image processing industry. Throughout the year, however, certain topics proved to be more popular than others. Topics included embedded vision, autonomous vehicles, 3D imaging, deep learning, non-visible imaging, and robotics.
Targeting both indoor and outdoor applications such as ballistics and munition testing and impact studies, the new color version of the SIR3 high-speed camera from Specialised Imaging can capture up to 11 MPixel images in 36-bit color. The camera uses input from two separate sensors, along with SureShot real-time hardware, in order to enable reliable image capture of high-speed objects, according to the company.
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