Adept Technology Awarded US Patents on Smart Cameras
Adept Technology Inc. of Livermore, Calif., a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services to markets including semiconductors and life sciences, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company three patents (Nos. 6,958,780, 6,988,008 and 7,174,224), on its Smart Camera systems. The patents cover the application of new Smart Cameras with robotics or motion mechanisms where the image processing is done within a digital camera instead of traditional PC-based systems, lowering the cost of vision adoption in assembly and material-handling manufacturing applications. Adept said it now owns more than a dozen patents covering the core technology for vision-guided robotics systems.