Rob, this is a great topic for for the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show. Much of that show is about high-production volume manufacturing of medical parts, which involves broad use of vision systems.
Rob, vision systems, cameras and software, have been improving lately. With smart cameras and high bandwidth communciations, there are more ways to integrate cameras than ever before. I see lots of great new applications coming in the automation world.
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