Lumotive and Lumentum Introduce Beam-Steering Chip Design for Next-Gen 3D Lidar
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Lumotive and Lumentum Introduce Beam-Steering Chip Design for Next-Gen 3D Lidar

Lumotive, the developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM) beam steering chips enabling the next generation of 3D sensors, and Lumentum Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, have jointly announced the availability of the M30 Reference Design, a complete software-defined sensor implementation to enable rapid adoption of LCM-based solid-state beam steering…

3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming
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3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming

Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Femto Mega. Built in partnership with Microsoft, it is designed to enable ready access to 3D technology. It’s the industry’s highest resolution 3D camera with real-time streaming of processed images over ethernet or USB connections that makes it ideal for use in robotics,…

ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations
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ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations

ASI Logistics and SICK, Inc., have announced a milestone in the development of autonomous yard truck operations, claiming that they have solved the issue of reversing into trailers autonomously. The two companies said this is one of the final steps for completing fully autonomous yard truck operations. ASI Logistics used its Vehicle Automation Kit (VAK)…

Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype
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Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype

Manufacturing solutions provider Jabil has announced that its optical design center in Jena, Germany, is currently demonstrating a prototype of a next-generation 3D camera with the ability to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments up to a range of 20 meters. The prototype was the result of a combination of proprietary technologies from Jabil,…

Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273
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Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273

What is it? IDS cameras can be found in automotive, packaging, printing, and robotics industries, as well as in medical technology, traffic monitoring, security, kiosk systems, and logistics contexts.  The global shutter CMOS sensor IMX273 in the Sony Pregius series offers high image quality, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. With a resolution of 1.58…

Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo
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Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo

Pittsburgh-based Bloomfield Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence-driven plant imaging technology for use in specialty agriculture, has announced receiving investments from Kubota Corp. and Oeneo Group SA. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Kubota, which designs and manufactures agricultural tractors, said it is renewing its investment and strengthening its commitment to Bloomfield. The deeper relationship…

SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor
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SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor

SICK has announced the first 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera that includes Performance Level c (PL c) functionality – the safeVisionary2. The system aims to support customers to become fully autonomous in addition to providing 3D localization and object recognition. The company said the system is also effective for autonomous mobile robots, as it provides precise 3D…

Immervision Launches 190-Degree Lens to Address Low-Light In-Cabin Challenges
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Immervision Launches 190-Degree Lens to Address Low-Light In-Cabin Challenges

Immervision, which develops advanced vision systems that combine optics, image processing and sensor fusion, has announced an off-the-shelf 190-degree lens that addresses specific low-light in-cabin requirements for the automotive industry. The company said it designed wide-angle Panamorph lens technology into an ultra-wide field of view (FoV) lens, offering complete coverage inside the cabin to meet…

Feature: How IR Cameras Enable Machine Vision Capabilities
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Feature: How IR Cameras Enable Machine Vision Capabilities

Simply put, machine vision is the ability of an electronic system to see. Advanced processing systems analyze images to make a decision or classification. Automated product inspection, face recognition, and collision avoidance technology are possible thanks to machine vision technology. Machine vision cameras must operate with total reliability all day, every day, for many years,…

Orbbec Launches 2 New 3D Sensor Cameras
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Orbbec Launches 2 New 3D Sensor Cameras

Orbbec, which develops 3D cameras, has announced two new models of 3D sensor cameras. The Gemini 2 and Astra 2 models were developed with Orbbec’s new generation ASIC chip MX6600, which enables high quality depth processing and supports depth/color image registration in different resolutions. The new cameras also include a software development kit, on-board IMU…

Cepton Launches Vista-X120 Plus Slim Lidar
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Cepton Launches Vista-X120 Plus Slim Lidar

Cepton, which develops high-performance lidar solutions, has announced its new lidar, the Vista-X120 Plus. The slim, software definable top-end automotive lidar aims to provide real-time adaptive 3D perception. Cepton said it will showcase the technology this week at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Expanding on Cepton’s commercially scalable Vista-X90 lidar, the X120 Plus version offers…

Continental to Present Sensor Solution for Autonomous Trucks at CES
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Continental to Present Sensor Solution for Autonomous Trucks at CES

Continental has announced a new sensor solution designed for commercial vehicle, which it will demonstrate at CES 2023 later this week in Las Vegas. The Continental Sensor Array provides an answer to the growing number of intelligent and automated driving systems in commercial vehicles, as its multi-sensor system can be mounted above modern vehicle windshields…

Ouster, Cyngn Team to Deliver Lidar-Powered Autonomy for Industrial Vehicles
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Ouster, Cyngn Team to Deliver Lidar-Powered Autonomy for Industrial Vehicles

High-resolution lidar provider Ouster said it has signed a strategic customer agreement with Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving systems for industrial and commercial use cases. The agreement will add Ouster’s new REV7 digital lidar sensors to Cyngn’s DriveMod platform, which delivers autonomous solutions for existing and new material handling vehicles. Ouster said it will showcase…

LG Innotek to Show Camera Modules for Autonomous Driving at CES 2023
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LG Innotek to Show Camera Modules for Autonomous Driving at CES 2023

LG Innotek said it will introduce its ‘High-magnification Optical Telephoto Zoom Camera Module’ at CES 2023. The High-magnification Optical Telephoto Zoom Camera Module has received the CES 2023 Innovation Award and will be revealed to the public for the first time. LG’s booth will include four zones with optical solution products:, the ‘Automotive Solution Zone’,…

SOSLAB to Show 3D Solid-State Lidar in Automotive Lamps at CES
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SOSLAB to Show 3D Solid-State Lidar in Automotive Lamps at CES

SOSLab has announced the release of its next-generation 3D solid-state lidar for automotive lamps. The ML-X lidar will be demonstrated at the CES 2023 event later this week. The ML-X minimizes size while enhancing range performance and resolution by more than double compared to its previous version, SOSLAB said. The ML-X tripled angular resolution (0.5…

IDS: Upgraded Ensenso 3D Cameras Now Available
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IDS: Upgraded Ensenso 3D Cameras Now Available

Imaging Development Systems (IDS) has announced that its Ensenso N series of 3D cameras, which have almost doubled resolution and accuracy from previous models, are now available. Customers can now purchase the N31, N36, N41 and N46 cameras from IDS. The Ensenso N 3D cameras have a compact housing (made of aluminum or plastic composite,…