Single-Cable Camera Maximizes Efficiency

August 2009
Assembly;Aug2009, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p18
The article reports on the development of the VersaVision II software by Comau Group in an aim to upgrade its robotic guidance systems. Through a single machine-vision camera, the software can make a robot pick up parts for proper positioning. According to Comau product development engineer Max Falcone, the software provides efficient robotic visual recognition which can reduce manufacturing costs. Aside from reducing the number of cameras, they also need to reduce risk of system failure due to cabling.


Related Articles

  • New Frontiers in Imaging Software. Wilson, Andrew // Vision Systems Design;Jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p25 

    The article discusses several high-level tools that machine-vision vendors have incorporated into their software packages. It is noted that software vendors are meeting the growing demand in biomedical, robotics, military and aerospace applications with the development of advanced...

  • Investigation of Time and Energy Consumption using the Physical Model.  // Electronics & Electrical Engineering;2011, Issue 111, p85 

    No abstract available.

  • Survey: Vision based Road Detection Techniques. Mistry, Vipul H.; Makwana, Ramji // International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technolo;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p4741 

    Computer Vision based autonomous robot navigation has caught the attention of many researchers because of its huge potential in various industrial and social applications. This paper focuses on various approaches used to detect road region which is fundamental requirement in applications like...

  • AN IMAGE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TOOL FOR CAR IDENTIFICATION BASED ON LICENSE PLATE. HANDARIC, R.; FLOROIAN, D. // Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series I: Eng;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p85 

    The aim of this paper is to present an image recognition software tool based on classical algorithm but rearranged in manner to obtain a good answer and a little possibility of fault. Also for validating the software tool a scenario was proposed: car identification based on license plate number...

  • Volcanic Emissions. Holton, W. Conard // Vision Systems Design;May2010, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p3 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Win Hardin on a vision-guided robotic system developed by system integrator Neovision, another by Andy Wilson on how Optics for Hire has worked with GE Global Research Center to develop a handheld imager that...

  • Industrious inspection. Holton, W. Conrad // Vision Systems Design;Jun2005, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p5 

    Introduces a series of article about vision systems, including the use of vision-guided robots in inspecting medical infusion bags.

  • By any other name. Holton, W. Conard // Vision Systems Design;Oct2010, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p5 

    The article discusses various reports published within the October 2010 issue of "Vision Systems Design" magazine including one on how machine vision is helping woven textile manufacturers keep costs low and ensure quality, another on a vision-based quality inspection system that checks nonwoven...

  • Vision-guided robots place heavy engines. Wilson, Andrew // Vision Systems Design;May2003, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p35 

    Evaluates the vision-guided robot system designed by Braintech. Features of the system; Design of the system; Software development for the system. INSET: Company Info.

  • Rethink Robotics' Baxter 2.0 Extends Robot's Reach. Thryft, Ann R. // Design News;Nov2013, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p30 

    The article discusses a software upgrade to the Baxter robot of Rethink Robotics. Topics discussed include the features and performance improvements added to the robot, ways users train Baxter, and vision improvements in Baxter. Also mentioned is the main purpose for creating Baxter and the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics