Of all sensing technologies for motion designs, none collect more information than machine-vision systems. Visual feedback tracks environment and part features with high-bandwidth data to boost application safety, speed, and quality. What’s more, vision technologies are more advanced all the time.
Artificial vision has evolved from research-level computer vision to working machine vision in manufacturing plants to the embedded vision in today’s defense, consumer, automotive, and medical products — with plenty of technology cross-pollination between subtypes. Just consider emerging machine-vision technologies of unifying software environments, GigE cameras and networks, multiple PLC vision triggers, and distributed multi-core processors for vision as proof.