Vision-guided robot system draws logo and patterns on Easter Eggs

One of the more interesting and unique demonstrations at the recent AIA Vision Show took place in the IDS Imaging Development Systems’ booth, where a robot system guided by a 5 MPixel USB 2.0 camera was used to draw the IDS logo and colorful patterns onto Easter eggs.

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One of the more interesting and unique demonstrations at the recent AIA Vision Show took place in the IDS Imaging Development Systems’ booth, where a robot system guided by a 5 MPixel USB 2.0 camera was used to draw the IDS logo and colorful patterns onto Easter eggs.

The demonstration used the IDS uEye XS USB 2.0 camera for visual guidance. Five MPixel uEye XS cameras feature 1/4" MT9P111 Aptina color CMOS image sensors with 10-bit color depth, 1.4 µm x 1.4 µm pixel size, and rolling shutter. The camera’s sensor achieves a maximum frame rate of 30 fps running in free-run mode and 15 fps in full HDS color video. In addition, the camera features autofocus, automatic image control, sharpness control, and backlight compensation features, and also comes with software and a software development kit for Windows and Linux systems.

Using the camera for visual guidance, the robotic system plotted the IDS logo and colorful patterns onto Easter eggs. Live video was streamed from the camera via HDMI from an embedded PC on a 40” flat screen mounted to the demonstration system.

View more information IDS uEye XS cameras.

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