Weekly Wrap Up 03.10.2017

North American Machine Vision Market Sets New Record in 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 9, 2017 – North American sales of machine vision components and systems grew to $2.3 billion in 2016, its highest annual total on record, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group.

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Artificial intelligence: Understanding how machines learn

From Jeopardy winners and Go masters to infamous advertising-related racial profiling, it would seem we have entered an era in which artificial intelligence developments are rapidly accelerating. But a fully sentient being whose electronic “brain” can fully engage in complex cognitive tasks using fair moral judgement remains, for now, beyond our capabilities.

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Developing Consumer Automation to Benefit Industry

Sensors and cameras are getting us to where researchers want to go with self-driving cars making their way through city streets. Closer to home, imagine dialing up images while out of town to see if a dog or cat is running low on food. The widespread use of smart technology that takes in data and learns has many real-life applications including improved traffic control and alerting caretakers to an elderly person who has fallen on their property.

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Revolutionizing the way we build via digital fabrication technologies

During the 2017 World Economic Forum, ETH Zurich showcased its latest innovations in Game Technology and robotics. The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication was represented by Prof. Benjamin Dillenburger who explained why digital fabrication can be a game changer for the building industry.

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Building on U.S. momentum, IIoT technology

Once again in 2017, the United States will showcase its industrial technology expertise from our country’s largest exhibitors to industrial technology-focused start-ups to associations and organizations that promote research and best practices for Industry 4.0 and IIoT. American companies and associations will be demonstrating the latest solutions and projects that address trends across industrial automation, motion, drive & automation and various digital factory segments.

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