Researchers develop robotic arm that can catch fast moving objects

June 23, 2014

Researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne have developed a robotic system that uses infrared cameras, motion analysis software, and set of six non-linear regression algorithms that enable a robotic arm to catch flying objects of various shapes in less than five hundredths of a second. As objects are thrown in the robot’s direction, the infrared cameras captured images which provided position and orientation data of the tracked object at 250 Hz. >>>Read more

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Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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