Raytrix uEye light-field option: 3D captured with one camera

Technology developed by Raytrix GmbH allows the generation of real 3D images with just one camera and a single lens. The trick that makes this possible is a modified sensor that allows ...

11/10/2010


uEye light-field option: 3D captured with one camera uses Ratrix technology.For those of us who need eyes for our robots, being able to extract "range to object" information from pictures is a challenge that usually requires at least two of everything to create "right" and "left" images.  Being able to get range information from a picture with half the amount of equipment would be a big savings.  A message I got from uEye says they can do it all with one camera. Try it out and let me and the readers here know what you think of it.

Look for the models of the uEye camera that have the 4D light-field option. See www.ids-imaging.com.

This is technology developed by Raytrix GmbH www.raytrix.de that allows the generation of real 3D images with just one camera and a single lens.  The trick that makes this possible is a modified sensor that allows these uEye cameras capture depth information, making the need for structured light obsolete. (See a Raytrix flash demo of what the camera sees: http://www.raytrix.de/index.php/id-3d-demo-235.html.)

Besides delivering 3D information from a single image, the Raytrix software also offers the option of altering the picture’s depth of field after capture.  With this feature you can focus on other areas of an image, or even stretch the depth of field to cover the whole image area. The light-field cameras deliver up to six times more depth of field.

Applications such as traffic control will benefit greatly from this technology.

uEye light-field cameras are offered with either USB or GigE interface in resolutions of VGA, 1 or 2 Megapixel and frame rates of up to 60 fps.  The cameras come with a software that generates stereo images for devices using 3D shutter glasses or polarization technology.  In addition, the software package contains an API for programming the camera and processing the images.

(If you don't see the comment box at the bottom of this posting, click on AIM blog eEye light-field option - comments.)

Also see the Control Engineering Machine Vision Resource Guide.

GO ROBOTS !

Paul F. Grayson - Chief Engineer

AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL MAGIC, LLC

"Small engine and machinery repair"

TC TINKERS 4-H ROBOT CLUB

"Science, Engineering, and Technology"

390 4-Mile Rd. S.

Traverse City, MI 49685

(231) 883-4463 Cell

pgrayson@aimagic.org

AIM: http://aimagic.org

TC Tinkers 4-H Robot Club:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/TC_TINKERS_4-H_Robot_Club/

4-H club news letter:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TC_TINKERS_4-H_Robot_Club/join



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
Safety standards and electrical test instruments; Product of the Year winners; Easy and safe electrical design
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Diagnostic functions for system safety; Specifying industrial enclosures; Effective decision support for a crisis
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Natural gas for tomorrow's fleets; Colleges and universities moving to CHP; Power and steam and frozen foods

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me