The 2019 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will take place on 6 June at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. This will be the third year that the event has been run. It is becoming increasingly popular with attendance figures in 2018 up 17 per cent compared with 2017.
The event will follow a similar format to previous years, with a comprehensive programme of technical seminars supported by an exhibition featuring vision component manufacturers, vision component and system distributors and systems integrators from around the world. However, the 2019 Conference will feature an additional theme, covering applications of vision in automation and robotics.
Chris Valdes, UKIVA event organiser and business development manager for the PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association), says: “At the event in 2018, a number of exhibitors included robots and cobots in their displays, which provided a great deal of interest. There have also been recent developments in the communication standards for machine vision and robots for use in Industry 4.0, making technical seminars on vision, robotics and automation even more relevant.
“UKIVA has a natural affinity with the combined use of vision and robotics as BARA (British Automation & Robotics Association) is, like UKIVA, part of the umbrella PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association) and many of our members have an active interest in BARA as well.”
While the Conference sets out to cover the key issues in machine vision, such as deep learning and embedded vision, as well as Industry 4.0, there are plenty of presentations that cover basic vision technology.
The previous events have attracted large numbers of people who wanted to learn more about the fundamentals of vision technology, coupled with those who were keen to explore the latest developments. Other key topics that will be covered in-depth at the Conference will include: 3D Vision, Optics and Illumination, Vision Innovation, Systems and Applications, and Camera technology.
Keynote speakers at the two previous events have also attracted large audiences, and details of the 2019 keynotes, together with the conference programme and information about the exhibition, will be published on the Conference website (www.machinevisionconference.co.uk) when they have been finalised.