ID: MRFR/ICT/1009-CR | August 2019 | Region: Global | 128 pages
Impact of COVID-19 on the Global 3D Machine Vision Market
The 3D machine vision is the three-dimensional inspection or measurement of 3D objects or surfaces. It consists of a variety of techniques such as 3D triangulation, point clouds, and stereo vision, which allows automatic sensing and interpretation. It provides an image of a real scene to gain information and control machines. The spread of coronavirus from China has impacted various industries, both positively and negatively. The main factor driving the growth of the 3D machine vision market is the increasing demand for robotic systems. Robotics technology has played a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19. It is impossible to maintain social distancing in hospitals where PPE kits, gowns, and masks for nurses and doctors are in short supply. Replacing humans by robots helps in controlling the spread of the virus. Camera-based machine vision systems have been deployed in hospitals during the pandemic to monitor the patients’ health and alert the nurses and doctors when a patient needs their assistance. These cameras digitize the images of an object and transmit those images in frames using a computer for further analysis.
Besides, robotic systems have been widely adopted for industrial automation in the consumer electronics and automotive sectors, which has led to a rising need for a combination of vision-guided robot controllers and machine vision systems, which improve the efficiency of robots by enabling them to see and respond to their environments. Automotive manufacturers are planning to invest in automation in the post-pandemic period. The manufacturing of auto products has been restricted during the pandemic; however, quality assurance is the main factor during the manufacturing process. This need for quality assurance has increased, as human intervention in this process has decreased owing to the novel COVID-19. This has led to the broader acceptance of machine vision as an integral part of the long-term automation development processes.
According to the MRFR analysis, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period due to the presence of several vendors, as well as the immense development in the automotive sector in the region. During the COVID-19 crisis, the demand for food & beverages is also estimated to witness stable growth. Besides, the increasing integration of automation in the food industry and the growing food production capacity of the region is also responsible for the growth of the 3D machine vision market.