Scorpion Vision will be demonstrating the new 3D stereo vision system at stand 2417 at the UKs Image Processing and Optical Technology show taking place at the NEC on the 13th and 14th February 2008. This is a software based 3D vision solution that utilises two cameras which work together in the same way that a human uses two eyes. The images of the subject are taken from two different angles, Scorpion is able to create a third image which is a combination of the two, with the perspective removed. Thus, the image appears to be a top down view of the subject. The 3D vision algorithms can then extrapolate the vertical distance from the subject, whereas with 2D Vision only the X and Y components were ever possible.
This offers major advantages in many industrial vision scenarios, and one major benefactor is robot vision where the ability to have X, Y AND Z means the robot can now be given height as well as position coordinates.
This technology will be on display and can be examined at close quarters at Scorpion Visions exhibition. Taking the form of a copy stand rigged with two PixeLINK PL-B742 industrial firewire cameras, the system will calculate the height from the subject in real time. Visitors will be able to move the cameras vertically and see the live height value being displayed.
This is a major breakthrough for robot vision and the release of this latest version of Scorpion Vision software has generated much interest from many machine builders and robot integrators because it’s cost effective, easily achieved and it works.
Further details from Scorpion Vision Ltd on 01590 679333 or visit stand 2417 at IPOT, at the NEC in Birmingham. The show runs over 13th and 14th February 2008.