Vision Guided Robotics

3D Vision Enabled Robots

A robot integrator was challenged by a customer to prove the real value of 3D Machine Vision Guided Robots. The objective was to identify the unique location of the cake, blow out the candle, then cut out and serve up a piece of cake.

After evaluating several techniques and technologies, Kubica’s engineers decided to use the Hermary 3D Machine Vision SL-1880 scanner to address the challenge.

architectureview2-1024x837The Hermary SL-1880, was mounted on the Robot’s end-effector to identify the location and full profile of the cake.

Point cloud data from the SL-1880 was processed by the Kubica engineers software and transposed to robot coordinates to perform the multiple functions.

The subtlety of the demonstration highlights how robots enabled by 3D Machine Vision can step outside traditionally structured, rote routines and can perform higher level tasks, as well as reacting to physical variants in its environment.


Team Kubica

“Manufacturers are just starting to realize how powerful 3D machine vision is, and how it expands the scope and capability of a traditional robotic cell and applications”

Dennis Kubica, Kubica Corp.