Intel camera gives robots 3D vision

Bot-maker Savioke announces an open-source wrapper for Intel's RealSense Camera, adding another low-cost 3D sensing solution to the roboticist's toolkit. The wrapper will allow developers to make use of the RealSense Camera, which enables robots to sense rich three-dimensional environments. "Intel RealSense Cameras bring great low-cost depth sensing to robotics, in a platform that is widely available and easy to integrate using ROS," says Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke. Until recently, bot makers looking to incorporate 3D sensing on the cheap have relied on a sensor made by Israeli company PrimeSense. But in late 2013 PrimeSense was acquired by Apple for $350M, an indication of just how much potential the Cupertino-based giant sees in 3D sensing technology. Since the acquisition, robot developers have been eager for a flexible and cheap depth sensor. Intel, meanwhile, is making an aggressive move into the world of robotics, and the company was thrilled to offer ROS support for RealSense. 

Strongest Adoption of Computer Vision Technology seen in Consumer Electronics, Robotics and Machine Vision Applications

The commercialization of computer vision technology over the past few years has generated market opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Integro Technologies Receives Patent for Tire Inspection Application

Integro Technologies, a world leader in vision system integration, received official patent notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Tire Guardian Series.

Improving Productivity with Multi-vision Inspection Systems

Machine vision uses cameras, computers and software algorithms for carrying out inspection tasks that require precise and repetitive verification and testing in high speed. Accomplishing such tasks with human vision is extremely difficult, if not impossible, because while human eyes are capable of making precise measures in details, they aren't equipped to do so in a rapid and repetitive manner; human vision, by comparison, is error-prone and could deteriorate irreversibly when made to perform such visually intensive tasks.

Opto Diode Introduces UVG12 - 13 mm Photodiode

The photodiodes are ideal for use in applications such as laser power monitoring, photolithography, and other high power density applications utilizing ultraviolet light.

Sierra-Olympic's New Thermography Camera System - CX640

Specially designed for use in process monitoring, machine vision, benchtop, laboratory, and OEM applications.

Nachi Continues to Expand the World's Fastest & Lightest Compact Robot Series

Nachi announces the Global Launch of the World's Fastest and Lightest Compact Robot (MZ04), the Safe Robot Version (MZ04E) and the Extended Reach Model (MZ03L).

Nachi Introduces A Game-Changer in Robotic Vision Systems!

Using "Pattern Matching" Integrated Into Robot To Identify Parts Instead Of Features, Nachi's NV-PRO EX 3d Surface Pattern Matching Vision System Combines The Most Effective Attributes Of Several Traditional Sensing Solutions To Create An Innovative Technology With Advanced Application Capabilities.

MVTec launches new HALCON Release 12.0.1

New machine vision features ---Significantly improved bar code and data code reading

INNOVATION MATRIX PARTNERS WITH FETCH ROBOTICS TO PROVIDE ROBOTICS RESEARCH PLATFORM

Fetch & Freight Robot System Now Available in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia

Rapid Imaging Software Develops Augmented Reality App for Small Drones

SmartCam3D View augmented reality for small drones/unmanned systems will lead to safer and more effective drone use for the drone market.

Canon Enters 3-D Machine Vision Market In The US

The new systems feature high-performance 3-D recognition with a high level of accuracy.

Sierra-Olympic Introduces Cox CX320 Thermography Camera System

The camera has Ethernet data out, and comes complete with a thermography analysis package for Windows XP/7/8 machines.

The future of machine vision industry in Russia was discussed at VISION Russia Pavilion & Conference 2015

VISION Russia Pavilion & Conference brought together technical experts and guests interested in using machine vision technologies for their business and industrial goals.

Microscan Demonstrates World's Smallest Devices for Embedded Barcode Reading and Inspection at Clinical Lab Expo 2015

Microscan announces that it will demonstrate micro-sized OEM solutions for clinical instruments from Booth #4349 at the 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, July 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

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