Researchers devised a high-frequency, low-power, compact optical device that allows virtually any digital camera to perceive depth.
Toshiba unveils new palm-sized LiDAR
Toshiba created its palm-sized LiDAR by using multiple small projector units as its laser beam source, instead of one strong laser.
Intel adds short-range RealSense D405 depth camera
The Intel RealSense D405 Depth Camera is a short-range stereo camera that could be used for automated inspection and high precision pick and place for small objects at close range.
Zebra Technologies acquiring Matrox Imaging for $875M
The acquisition of Matrox Imaging will add advanced hardware-agnostic cameras and interoperability software capabilities to Zebra’s portfolio.
Omron launches compact GigE vision cameras
Measuring 1.25 inches per side, the cameras are small and lightweight. The cameras support Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, Linux, and single-board computer operating systems.
Savioke Relay+ rides the elevator; World Ag Expo Robotics
Steve Cousins, founder and CEO of Savioke, discusses the new Relay+ robot and how it innovates the implementation of a service robot with an elevator.
ams OSRAM, Luxonis partner on 3D vision for robots
ams OSRAM’s Belago 1.1 will be providing infrared light for Luxonis’ open source OAK-D Pro spatial AI camera.
Innoviz Technologies unveils third-generation LiDAR sensor
After delivering on its InnovizTwo LiDAR promises, Innoviz continues launch new product lines with the Innoviz360.
Simbe receives patent for tracking fruit & vegetable freshness
The patent clearly outlines the new functionality helps Simbe on its path to commercializing fresh food tracking and management.
Ultra-compact camera is the size of a grain of salt
Researchers said the tiny camera could someday be used with medical robots to diagnose and treat diseases.
How Waymo’s self-driving cars handle fog in SF
Waymo’s robotaxis face unique challenges driving in San Francisco, where there’s a one in three chance of fog every day.
Cognex reports record revenue for machine vision systems in Q3
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.
IDS Imaging introduces compact uEye+ industrial cameras
The uEye+ cameras can be used with robots that navigate autonomously or for robots that pick up and manipulate items.
Lucid launches Helios2+ time-of-flight camera
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.
Leopard Imaging launches Hawk 3D depth camera for robotics
The $349 camera supports NVIDIA’s Jetson edge AI and Isaac robotics platforms to deliver real-time depth perception.
Clearpath Robotics now selling Intel RealSense depth cameras
The Intel RealSense D415, D435, D435i, and D44 depth cameras are available from Clearpath’s online store.
Wavemaker Labs acquires IP from agtech startup Abundant Robotics
Wavemaker portfolio company Future Acres is exploring how to leverage some of the IP to enhance its Carry mobile robot.
Mech-Mind Robotics raises $155M for 3D vision tech
Mech-Mind Robotics develops 3D cameras for robotics applications such as bin picking.
Intel RealSense D455 a step forward for industrial uses
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.
Intel issues end-of-life notice for RealSense LiDAR
In the end-of-life notice, Intel reiterated it will “continue to sell the stereo products to current distribution customers.”
eCapture offers small 3D stereo depth sensing camera
eCapture launches a VGA quality, stereoscopic 3D depth sensing camera as the eCapture G53.
Intel RealSense reminiscent of Kinect & Tango
RealSense has been a go-to for industry and academia for low-cost, high-quality depth sensing.