NEWS COMMENTARY

Omron expands automated inspection capabilities with AI-based defect detection technology

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November 19, 2020
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Omron has developed a general-purpose computer vision system that detects scratches and blemishes on product surfaces. The highlight is that this AI scratch detection filter doesn't require data science expertise or special hardware to run. If Omron can add this new feature to its existing inspection systems with an over-the-air update, then it could immediately be useful for customers that are seeing difficulties with inspection tasks due to COVID-19, which has caused a shortage of manufacturing workers due to regulations (shutdowns and social distancing) and sickness. Expect to see more big players show interest in automated inspection systems because of COVID-19, which has become the third significant factor driving adoption.

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