Machine sensing refers to all new technologies and sensors that enable machines to track our world. Systems for image generation range from infrared and ultrasound to radar and on to high-resolution stereo cameras. A recent development also sees Wi-Fi signals being used to produce spatial 3D images. Pressure and temperature sensors give machines a sense of touch, while gyrometers help them to maintain their balance.
Artificial sensory perception leads to machines being able to detect anomalies and, as a consequence, prevent damage. Multisensor systems are therefore the driving forces and trailblazers of an advancing automation process that also enables self-driving vehicles.