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VisionPro Deep Learning Shows Early Promise in Identifying Images of COVID-19 in Chest X-Rays
Medical images like X-rays are critical to confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis — giving doctors and radiologists visual evidence that laboratory tests are accurate. Moreover, deep learning software can lighten the workload of clinicians by analyzing thousands of medical images and identifying anomalies that refute or support a diagnosis.

A team of AI experts at Cognex set out to surmount this obstacle with a base question: Could Cognex’s industrial automation software provide an easy-to-use alternative that can match the performance of the world’s top open-source deep learning tools?

“We were surprised to learn that it’s easy for the software to differentiate between the pathologies that show up on X-rays,” said Vandenhirtz, Cognex’s Senior AI Expert for Life Sciences. "It is nearly impossible for humans to figure out differences in X-ray images with different pathologies. Five radiologists can give five different opinions on these kinds of images.”
Easily Learn How to Setup & Program a Flexible Parts-Feeder for Epson Robots
Epson IntelliFlex is a high-performance parts-feeding solution with easy integration.

  • Powered by Epson robots, IntelliFlex Software, and Vision Guide
  • Simple setup and configuration- fully integrated with Epson RC+ Development Software
  • Point-and-click interface- helps reduce the typical development time required for advanced applications
  • Flexible parts handling- four feeder sizes; supports parts from 3 to 15 mm, 5 to 40 mm, 15 to 60 mm and 30 to 150 mm
  • Quick parts changeover- feeder offers easy setup to accommodate different parts to help reduce the total cost of ownership
Achieve More with Your Robot, By Using
These New Hardware Accessories
Swivellink has just released a new line of robot accessories that allow you to do more with your collaborative robot; you can now mount, move, adapt, and adjust it much more easily.
  • Mobile bases
  • Controller bracket
  • Pedestals
  • Mobile Carts
  • Angle adapters
  • Parts feeders
High Accuracy 6 Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
Alignment for Precision Measurement
Providing the "backbone" of coordinate transformations required for generating mesh data, the new LMI Gocator firmware version 6.1 achieves 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) alignment to generate high accuracy mesh surfaces in wide and ring type multi-sensor layouts. Built-in tools easily calculate the transformations between sensors that a sensor system will use to generate mesh data. The result is significantly improved measurement precision on 360º mesh scan data generated from your multi-sensor systems.
Pet Spotlight- Meet Peter
We usually feature one of the ACS dogs every other month to let you "meet" them, but we've let other pets join the party now as well!