Researchers said the tiny camera could someday be used with medical robots to diagnose and treat diseases.
Waymo’s robotaxis face unique challenges driving in San Francisco, where there’s a one in three chance of fog every day.
Cognex said logistics was its largest end market. It added that the rise of e-commerce, shortening of supply chains, and adoption of automation are driving revenue.
The uEye+ cameras can be used with robots that navigate autonomously or for robots that pick up and manipulate items.
The camera delivers 640 x 480 depth resolution at up to an 8.3m working distance and a frame rate of 30 fps in standard mode. In High-Speed Mode the Helios2+ camera can run up to 103 fps at 2.5m distance.
The $349 camera supports NVIDIA’s Jetson edge AI and Isaac robotics platforms to deliver real-time depth perception.
The Intel RealSense D415, D435, D435i, and D44 depth cameras are available from Clearpath’s online store.
Wavemaker portfolio company Future Acres is exploring how to leverage some of the IP to enhance its Carry mobile robot.
Mech-Mind Robotics develops 3D cameras for robotics applications such as bin picking.
An engineer at the Southwest Research Institute never had any luck using Intel RealSense cameras. But that all changed with the D455 stereo depth camera.
In the end-of-life notice, Intel reiterated it will “continue to sell the stereo products to current distribution customers.”
eCapture launches a VGA quality, stereoscopic 3D depth sensing camera as the eCapture G53.
RealSense has been a go-to for industry and academia for low-cost, high-quality depth sensing.
“We are winding down our RealSense business and transitioning our computer vision talent, technology and products to focus on advancing innovative technologies that better support our core businesses and IDM 2.0 strategy.”
The Ensenso S10 is designed for applications where variant objects need to be safely gripped or obstacles need to be detected for collision-free movements.
Over the past decade, the perception industry has exploded with new companies, new technologies, and the deployments of millions of sensors in industries ranging from the traditional (automobiles) to the cutting-edge (space travel). While incumbents have locked up majority market shares in some segments, other segments have seen the rise of dominant new players that…
Plus One Robotics, a developer of vision software for logistics robots, raised $33 million in Series B funding. McRock Capital and TransLink Ventures co-led the round, with participation from BMW i Ventures, Kensington Capital Partners, Perot Jain, and Ironspring Ventures alongside existing investors. Whitney Rockley of McRock Capital and Toshi Otani of TransLink will join…
Cameras above two intersections in Las Vegas will transmit data to Motional autonomous vehicles for a different view of tough intersections.
There seems to be a renewed focus on automating the grueling task of unloading trailers. Boston Dynamics revealed its Stretch mobile manipulator at the end of March, while Memphis-based robotics startup Dextrous Robotics recently emerged from stealth with its Chopstick system. Dextrous co-founder Evan Drumwright discussed the system in the RoboBusiness Direct session “Advances in…
Hitachi acquired Kyoto Robotics, a Japan-based developer of 3D vision systems, control systems and more recently picking robots for the logistics industry. Hitachi acquired 96% of all issued shares of Kyoto Robotics and made it a subsidiary. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. Hitachi said the acquisition will enable it to provide one-stop shop of…
MIT researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision to locate and grasp items that might otherwise be blocked from view. The advance could one day streamline e-commerce fulfillment in warehouses or…
TransEnterix received CE Mark approval for its Intelligent Surgical Unit for the Senhance system. The Intelligent Surgical Unit (ISU) enables machine vision capabilities on the Senhance surgical system, providing digital laparoscopic programs in Europe to be augmented by intelligence capabilities in surgical settings. The FDA cleared the ISU in March 2020. Research Triangle Park, N.C.-basd…