EVT combines EyeScan 3D system with Kinect sensor for industrial assembly and palletization

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EVT (Karlsruhe, Germany) has expanded its EyeScan 3D smart camera system with a Microsoft (Redmond, WA, USA) Kinect sensor. This enables resolution of three-dimensional tasks in robotics applications, among them palletization and depalletization but also in the sorting of components on the assembly line.

The expanded EyeVision system opens up new application ranges of robot control by the combination of a depth sensor and a normal camera. A classical application of the system combination is, for example, bin picking but also in the range of 3-D matching. The combination of two different sensor images facilitates the grasping of objects.

The altitude images as well gray images of the Kinect camera are available via the high-capacity algorithms of the EyeVision 3D software. Therefore a contour matching in 3-D space is as possible as the evaluation of imprints.

This novelty has a lot of advantages in the field of palletization, depalletization, sortation and object recognition. Robots can pilot pallets and gather a different number of articles from the pallets in order to load a new pallet.

The robot can immediately access all data relating to an object -- for example, the spatial position, the measurements, etc. Then the robot-gripper can be navigated to a grip position with the aid of EyeVision software.

The system combination also opens up new possibilities for quality checking. The objects can be checked for correctness during the gripping.

The communication to the robots occurs via a high-capacity library that contains the instruction sets for many conventional robots, for example KUKA, ABB, Stäubli, and others.

The connection of the EyeVision software to the industrial robots is as fast and simple as from the EyeSpector systems. The system has to be parameterized with the aid of the EV software only once; then any task in the field of industrial image processing can be solved.

Naturally all classical image processing methods are also available for the system, e.g., reading tasks (OCR/OCV, bar code, DMC, QR code), measuring tasks, and much more.

SOURCE: EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH

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