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Industrial Machine Vision Adds Depth

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Traditional 2D vision technologies can track robot locations within a facility, whereas 3D vision helps in collision avoidance.

HANK HOGAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Adding imaging depth to vision systems can improve inspection performance, enhance pick-and-place operations, and help vision-guided robots do a better job of avoiding objects. With falling prices and rising performance, various forms of 3D vision are increasingly popular on the factory floor. One emerging application is the use of 3D vision for robot navigation. Mobile Industrial Robots A/S, for example, headquartered in Odense, Denmark, offers mobile robots that create a map of the environment for navigation. According to Josh Cloer, sales director for the eastern U.S., 3D vision...Read full article

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