Cameras / Imaging / Vision

ABB Sevensense400x275ABB has announced a partnership with and investment in Sevensense Robotics, an ETH Zurich spinoff company developing artificial intelligence and 3D visual technologies. The strategic partnership will enhance ABB’s new autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with additional flexibility as they navigate autonomously in complex, dynamic indoor and outdoor environments close to people.


Lumentum1Darray 400x275Lumentum Holdings, which develops vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays for 3D sensing and light detection and ranging (lidar) applications, has announced it expanded its multi-junction VCSEL-based offerings to include new breakthrough high-performance 1D and 2D addressable arrays. The new arrays can assist developers of advanced automotive, consumer and industrial lidar and 3D sensing applications.


QuanergyM1Edge 400x275Quanergy Energy Systems, which develops OPA-based solid-state lidar sensors for automotive and IoT use cases, has announced the M1 Edge 2D lidar sensors paired with Quanergy’s QORTEX Aware perception software. The M1 Edge is an integrated software and hardware solution designed to collect, analyze and interpret lidar point cloud data for several industrial applications without requiring additional programming.


OusterDFSeries400x275Ouster, which develops high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has announced the DF series, a flexible and scalable high-performance solid-state digital lidar platform aimed at the automotive industry.


WeRideL4 SuiteSensor400x275China’s WeRide has launched its WeRide Sensor Suite 4.0, a small-sized, lightweight model that provides accurate and reliable perception capabilities aimed at Level 4 self-driving passenger vehicles.


AmbarellaOculii 400x275Ambaralla, which develops AI vision silicon, has announced it will acquire Ohio-based Oculii Corporation. Oculii’s adaptive AI software algorithms are designed to enable radar perception with current production radar chips to achieve significantly higher (up to 100x) resolution, longer range, and greater accuracy.


LeopardImaging400x275Leopard Imaging, which designs and manufactures high-definition embedded cameras, has announced its new Hawk 3D Depth camera, which supports NVIDIA’s Jetson edge AI and Isaac robotics platforms. The camera is available for order now for $349.


FlexLogic400x275Flex Logix Technologies, which develops artificial intelligence edge inference accelerators and eFPGA IP, has announced the production availability of its InferX X1P1 PCIe accelerator board. Designed to bring high-performance  AI inference acceleration to edge servers and industrial vision systems, the new board provides customers with AI inference capabilities where high accuracy, high throughput and low power on complex models is needed.


TrimbleSpotPackage400x275Trimble has announced the release of its Trimble X7 3D laser scanner and Trimble FieldLink Software, which fully integrates with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. The exclusive turnkey solution from Trimble, jointly developed with Boston Dynamics, creates autonomous operation on construction sites, taking advantage of Spot’s unique capabilities to navigate challenging, dynamic and potentially unsafe environments. The 3D data capture technology enables a continuous flow of information between the field and office for consistent, on-going documentation of job site progress.


Fluke SV600 400x275Fluke Process Instruments, which develops infrared imaging and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, has announced the release of its first acoustic imaging solution, the SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager.


SenseraSystems400x275Sensera Systems, which develops all-in-one compact-solar site cameras, has announced the release of its third-generation camera models. The new models represent seven years of refinement and lessons learned from customers across thousands of job sites, and incorporate advancements to lower pricing, increase reliability, and improve performance and ease of use.


Joyce400x275Robotics World chatted with Patrice Roulet Fontani, the co-founder and vice president of technology at Immervision, about the future of humanoid robots and machine perception.


GelSight400x275GelSight, which develops tactile  imaging and sensing technology, has announced the latest version of its GelSight Mobile probe, the Series 2. The new generation of GelSight’s mobile device offers a sleek form factor that is one-third lighter and less than half the volume of its predecessor, allowing it to scan surfaces in tighter spaces while maintaining accuracy, speed, and field of view.



TRI Sim2Real 400x275The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced the acceptance of six research papers in the field of machine learning at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). The research advances understanding across various tasks crucial for robotic perception, including semantic segmentation, 3D object detection, and multi-object tracking.


ROHM 75Wdiode 400x275ROHM Semiconductor has announced the development of a high optical output laser diode, the RLD90QZW3, designed for applications such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), service robots in the industrial equipment sector, and consumer robot vacuums that incorporate lidar for distance measurement and spatial recognition.


Ouster Sense400x275Ouster has announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sense Photonics, which develops digital solid-state lidar sensors for automotive applications. Upon closing of the all-stock acquisition, Ouster said it will establish Ouster Automotive, a new functional division of the company that focuses on driving mass-market adoption of digital lidar in consumer and commercial vehicles.