Case Study: Vzense 3D Time-of-Flight Camera Assists AGV to Track Pallet
There are several things to keep in mind when designing or building a self-guided machine. Being able to judge distance, recognize obstacles, decipher shape and position are just the beginning when trying to accurately allow a robotic device to move. Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are what the industry uses to do several different tasks including but not limited to logistics and warehouse management. AGVs and AMRs may be called upon to pick up extremely heavy objects, or work in very fine locations to precisely shape an object. To do these tasks, cameras are used and images are captured to create machine images to help guide the AGV or AMR and accurately maneuver around its environment.
Several cameras and sensors must work in unison to allow for AGVs/AMRs to consistently and dependably detect the environment around them. Due to the precise and somewhat dangerous nature of the tasks required of AGVs/AMRs they must be built with a long life in mind as well as durable to withstand most tasks required of them.
The DCAM550 series of Vzense’s 3D ToF depth cameras were developed with the logistics sector in mind. AGVs/AMRs with our ToF cameras capture a full view of the environment in real time. It is functional regardless of the light quality and can be captured with or without daylight. This allows for the traditional manual operations to be eliminated, such as time-delays, errors and any dangerous situation is more easily avoided. DCAM550 can be effortlessly mounted on mobile robots, and one can rest assured as the DCAM550 is tough, durable, compact, lightweight and reliable.
The Vzense DCAM550 series is the smallest, lightest and most affordable industrial-grade Time-of-Flight 3D camera in its class. With the wide field of view (69°, 51°), VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) and selectable IP67 ratings, DCAM550 series provides system integrators flexibility to combine it into a wide range of products in industrial automation, logistics, mobile robot, etc.
DCAM550 is a prime candidate to collect 3D real-time data mounted to Mobile Robots. By combining DCAM550 and advanced vision and navigation algorithm, robots can precisely maneuver and complete the tasks.
-Object(especially pallet, package) recognition
Please refer to DCAM550 introduction.
About Vzense Technology
Starting from 2016 as the name Pico zense, Vzense Technology Corp. is a professional ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor and solution provider. Benefited from team’s expertise in professional product design, quick delivery and strong engineering support, Vzense has delivered around one hundred thousand ToF products globally and implemented customized solutions for customers from United States, EU, Japan and China.
Vzense’s ToF products have been applied for people counting and can also be integrated to system of AGV/AMR, logistics, and many other use cases. For more information, please visit: www.vzense.com
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