3D Vision System

Motoman, Universal Robotics’ MotoSight 3D Spatial Vision offers advanced optical tracking with easy setup.

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by Design Engineering Staff

Motoman and Universal Robotics announced a 3D vision solution, MotoSight 3D Spatial Vision, designed to provide 3D vision guidance for Motoman robots. The system features an alignment wizard that walks users through the process of calibrating the cameras and robot, and then loading standard CAD files of parts the system should track. The calibration files can interface to C, C++ or MATLAB robotic real-time control programs.

MotoSight 3D Spatial Vision uses pattern matching to determine true 3D for six degrees (X, Y, Z, Rx, Ry, Rz) of position and pose information. It offers guided intrinsic (camera/camera) and extrinsic (camera/robot) calibration. According to the company, the system boasts 2-4 mm accuracy at typical robot working distance using off-the-shelf Logitech 9000 webcams but GigE cameras can be used to improve accuracy. The system uses advanced vision processing of raw images for image rectification, Laplacian of Gaussian and dense stereopsis for full-frame depth maps.