3D Machine Vision
3D machine vision is inspired by the most natural and at the same time most complex of all machine vision components: the eye. People see their environment with two eyes, which are slightly away from each other. This spatial difference of the eyes makes it possible to also perceive the depth, in addition to the horizontal and vertical information. Each eye perceives the world from a different angle. Only through the processing in the brain are the different images combined into a whole and the depth information is added.
Knowledge about the third dimension also makes a significant difference for various applications in industry. In robotics it allows the machine production and manufacturing assistants to be able to interpret their environment spatially and move in the room. In logistics processes such as pick & place, package control, loading & unloading of trucks, and depalletizing can be automated using 3D machine vision.
When choosing the appropriate 3D machine vision component, there are different types to decide on depending on the respective application.
The rc_visard is based on stereo vision.