Cognex acquires deep learning software dev ViDi Systems

April 6, 2017
ViDi is now part of Cognex’s vision products business unit, where its deep learning software will be integrated into the Cognex portfolio

Cognex Corporation has acquired ViDi Systems SA, developer of deep learning software for industrial machine vision.

ViDi Systems is now part of Cognex’s vision products business unit, where its deep learning software will continue to be developed and integrated into the Cognex portfolio.

ViDi’s deep learning software uses AI to improve image analysis in applications with difficult-to-predict image variations. The ViDi software then trains the system to distinguish between acceptable variations and defects.

On April 4, founder Dr. Reto Wyss and ViDi’s engineers joined Cognex, which will maintain operations in Switzerland.

Sponsored Recommendations

2024 State of Technology Report: Motors, Drives & Motion

Motion makes manufacturing move. Motors and drives are at the core of industrial operations. Without them, production comes to a halt. This new State of Technology Report from...

Case Study: Conveyor Solution for Unique Application

Find out how the Motion Automation Intelligence Conveyor Engineering team provided a new and reliable conveyance solution that helped a manufacturer turn downtime into uptime....

2024 State of Technology Report: PLCs & PACs

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been a popular method of machine control since the PLC was invented in the late 1960s as a replacement for relay logic. The similarly...

Power Distribution Resource Guide

When it comes to selecting the right power supply, there are many key factors and best practices to consider.