VISION Focus article – Standard CMOS sensors applied to 3D vision, detection, and measurement
24th November 2022
3D imaging technology has been around for several decades, but the first products were only commercialized in the 2000s when major film studios released movies in 3D using the latest HD video cameras.
3D vision increases the autonomy and effectiveness of robots/machine systems in the factory automation market, proving essential for higher accuracy quality inspection, reverse engineering, and object dimensioning where 2D vision is limited. In addition, the use of vision system-guided robotics is growing and requires 3D vision for better remote guidance, obstacle recognition, and accurate moving.