Flexible robot vision
- August 26, 2020
The new features, which enable Eyes to be deployed in quality inspection applications and on mobile setups, include one-shot detection for multiple objects, colour and blob detection and automatic landmark calibration tools to speed-up cycle time for mobile robot setups.
Eyes' new inspection features enable the system to easily sort, inspect, or pick & place unstructured objects using color and contour detection.
This detection method requires no workpiece teaching and finds items based on color and size information input by the operator.
Use Eyes' inspection features to inspect parts removed from CNC machines or to check IMM parts for excessive or inadequate material after a part has been molded. The tools also support manual inspections: operators can set up a camera and inspection program, manually place a workpiece and execute inspection. No robot required.
The update also provides users with one-shot detection for multiple objects, allowing the system to pick all workpieces with only one picture. This reduces complexity for users and improves cycle times. The update includes tools to request specific workpiece types and specify gripper clearance parameters.
A new landmark feature allows mobile robots to move from station to station using end user-defined “landmarks” as a guide to initiate specific robot operations: for example, when Eyes detects the arrival of a mobile cart in its workspace loaded with parts for picking, it can easily switch to pick & place routines.