Vision Guided Robotics
Lately there has been a convergence of vision with robotics – cameras are increasingly becoming the eyes of the robots so that they can be used to do complex tasks such as object tracking-identification-segregation. Vision Guided Robotics are being used in the industrial domain as it gives them more power than the proximity sensors and other sensors that helped the robots in not being blind in their various operations. Vision is being deployed in service robots and autonomous robots that are being used to fetch –carry and dispense raw materials at various production locations in the factory. Reversely robots are being integrated with vision systems for faster and accurate handling of the items to be inspected – helping one camera take images at different faces and angles of the objects being inspected that eliminates the need for multiple cameras; also for ensuring perfect positioning and alignment of the industrial camera vis-a-vis the various faces of the component to be inspected.
Robots integrated with vision are being increasingly used for track and trace in pharma industry – for automotive parts inspection for gauging / missing operation – packaging industry for completeness – FMCG and F&B industry for verification of shape size, quality and quantity while packaging. Robotic palletizing/depalletizing systems offer a smaller footprint and greater precision than conventional case packers, allowing these systems to address end-of-line needs for flexibility and versatility.
Name: Anish Soneja
Mr. Soneja is serving as Director at Menzel Vision and Robotics Pvt Ltd