What is Embedded in the Automotive, Electronics, Robotics and Semiconductor Industries?
Part 3 of 4
Embedded vision technology is prevalent in a number of different industries across the world. While it’s relatively new, embedded vision has become an important part of the automotive, consumer electronics, robotics and semiconductor industries.
Each one of these industries could be completely transformed by the use of embedded systems and represent some of the largest markets for embedded vision technology.
Embedded Vision in the Automotive Industry
In the automotive industry, embedded vision is primarily used in the end product in the form of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This industry is expected to experience rapid short-term growth as the push for truly autonomous vehicles continues. Embedded vision technology will become a standard part of vehicles in the near future, driving massive market growth.
Embedded Vision in Consumer Electronics
Embedded vision systems in the consumer electronics industry are mostly used in the end product. One prime example of how embedded vision technology is used is the front- and rear-facing cameras in mobile devices. It may also be included in TVs, PCs, lighting systems, heating systems and more. This industry is enormous and only expected to grow as middle-class wages in developing countries across the world continue to grow.
Embedded Vision in Robotics
Embedded vision systems used in robotics drastically enhance robotic capabilities, allowing robots to see and respond to variables in their environment. This makes these robots far more flexible and cost effective than their “blind” counterparts. From inspection to pick and place applications, embedded vision systems are becoming an essential part of industrial and collaborative robots.
Embedded Vision in the Semiconductor Industry
Embedded vision technology is used for essential inspection and metrology functions for manufacturing semiconductors. Embedded vision is helping these manufacturers meet needs for increased throughput while helping reduce soaring design costs. As demand for semiconductors grows, embedded vision technology will experience growth in-step because of the productivity it creates.
Embedded vision technology is used in many different ways in numerous industries across the world. In many instances, embedded vision may completely transform the industry that adopts it.
To continue learning about embedded vision technology and its impact on different industries, visit our educational section on embedded vision to learn about the technology and marketplace.
Part 4 of 4: What is Embedded Changing About How Machines & People Interact?
Read part 4 of this part 4 series on embedded to understand how embedded vision is changing the way we interact with our devices.