HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Camera-based sensors for smart robots

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TU München Lehrstuhl Medientechnik

Exhibitor details
Exhibitor details
Logo Camera-based sensors for smart robots
Development status
Soon market ready
Market introduction
Degree of documentation
Well documented
Market orientation
Medium-size market

Product description

Short summary:
RoVi creates intelligent and sensitive robotic systems by replacing complex and costly hardware sensor modules on robotic arms or manipulators with low-cost cameras and robust image analysis software. Our software-based sensor solution reduces the hardware complexity, simplifies the construction and the design of robotic systems and reduces integration as well as maintenance costs. Hence, RoVi creates safe and adaptable robotic systems and enables new applications that could not be realized economically today.

RoVi provides an innovative software-based sensor solution for robots. It is applicable on complete robot arms or individual components, such as gripping systems. Positions, forces, torques and contact information are captured from camera images directly.

Our low-cost robot arm and gripper makes smart robots available for everyone, for applications ranging from manufacturing in SMEs to home use. We offer the only solution on the market for camera-based robot sensors, providing tactile, force and position sensing.

This patented technology shifts hardware functions to software, providing robot arms with unforeseen hardware simplicity and flexibility. With the rich sensory feedback provided by our solutions for tactile, force and position sensing, handling different objects on each task (lot size of one) finally becomes economically possible. Since all sensing is performed based on standard cameras and our computer vision software, the hardware of the robot is greatly simplified, resulting in a substantial cost reduction. Electronic sensors no longer need to be build into the robot arm and gripper, where space is scarce.
Shifting sensing functions from hardware to software provides the flexility and reduction of development time needed for flexible manufacturing. Finally, the reduction of weight and use of soft robotics makes robots passively safe for work with humans.

Product website

Hall 2, Stand A52

German Pavilion - Bavaria Innovative

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