Video – 3D Image Capture in Logistics

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera creates images in realtime. This video shows how these capabilities can be used in logistics to locate, count and identify objects.

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The standard unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Video – 3D Picking of Metal Parts with Scorpion 3D Stinger

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera captures 3D images in realtime. In this article we present the results from a student project coordinated by the norwegian automation company Skala Robotech. The scope of the project was to evaluate the feasibility of picking metal parts from a bin with Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision.

Per Magnus Auby, Yngve Raknerud og André Østby - Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences

A team photo of the clever and hardworking students: Per Magnus Auby, Yngve Raknerud og André Østby from Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences

 

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.
Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The standard unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Update – Scorpion Vision 10.2.1.584 is released

This is the last release in the Scorpion Vision X 10.2 series. The 10.2 series contains a significant number of valuable  improvements both for 2D and 3D tools. A selected set of the latest and most important features are:

10.2.1.584: Improved Python Support

  • Improved python paths
  • Extended Python Module support for
    • MatplotLib 1.3.1
    • Python Dateutil 2.2
    • Scikit learn 0.14.1
    • Pyparsing 2.0.1

10.2.1.582: ExtractMap3D

  • creates 5-pnts ordered 3D Point Cloud ,
    • element 4 equals 2D pixel value , 0..255
    • to be used with ConnectedComponents3D
  • enabled for threading
DensePCandCC

A 3D Point Cloud generated by the Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera ordered by ExtractMap and segmented by ConnectedComponents3D

10.2.1.582: FireGrab.dll, 3.0.0.47

  • added support for RAW8 and RAW16 format
  • added Bayer methods
  • added easy to use LUT for 16 bit formats

10.2.1.582:

  • Storage Maintenance
  • History curves persistence
    • saved at each decimation and at previous stop and shutdown
  • ‘LineFinder2
    • added optional “Fitted Points” result
  • BaseTool
    • MeanPixelRatio and PixelSize results moved to bottom
    • Resample config part of ‘Local ROI

10.2.1.579-580:

  • Reworked and improved CircleSegmentor
  • New Sony ZCL 2.12 RC1 Camera Driver
  • Installer download – does both 32 bit and 64 bit files
  • New TF3 – major update :
    • Prefilter documented – handles empty filterstring
    • Templates
      • template toolbar replaces left/right control panels
      • fixed active template filter dialog for linked filter
      • added “delete all templates”
    • Training
      • added add all templates
      • added auto template name
      • fixed training zoom, roi and partial roi
      • added ‘NoSearch’ visualization circles for unprocessed ROI’s
    • Larger masking tools
  • DataInput
    • Lists defaults to “Immediate”
    • Extended python interface
      • access to parameters
      • easy access to controls
      • Indicatorpanel
      • StatePanel
    • Updated demo: STP-2012-0040-DataInput 1.0.0.14
    • Improved/extended some GUI operations
    • added DataInput properties dialog – replaces multiple single operations
  • New LaserProfiler3D tool
  • PolygonMatch1,2 and 3
    • new Translation only mode – important
  • TF3 – getting better all the time :) in progress
    • fixed dynamic rotation and scale links4
    • always valid MaxScore – added threshold result
    • new MultiMatch – important new feature
    • removed bug – solutions outside ROI
    • improved GUI for score setup
  • Dialogs is sized to screen size – great feature
  • Improved toolbox navigation
    • close all dialogs
    • parent dialogs are automatically closed

10.2.1.568: Major update

  • Scorpion Arrlib is 10-20 % faster – a general and important improvement
    • choosing the right interpolation mode can provide an additional 5-15 %
  • Interpolation mode is managed from the toolbox
    • NN – Nearest neighbor is chosen for speed
    • Bilinear is the default
    • Cubic provides an accurate option for special cases
    • Smart Wide does a smart job on wide tracelines
  • Dense Stereo Vision is supported using
    • STC-0084 StereoRectify3D
    • STC-0083 DisparityMap3D
    • STP-0072-DisparityMap
  • ColorSegmentor is now a much better tool
    • with postfilter, named filters and dynamic filteractivation
    • check STP-0075-ColorSegmentor
  • CircleFinder2D
    • added multi-search
    • ready for serious action
  • Major speed improvement on camera aquisition to allow up to 350 frame / second
    • added ‘Smart image routing’
    • optimized continous mode
    • automatic routing of images from same camera
    • no need for Grab;image=no commands
    • buffers all incoming images in high speed
    • new statistics in camera setup dialog
    • added camera autostop in continous mode
    • used with continous=n, where n>1 for autostop
    • n > 1 then n is the number is images to capture before autostop
    • Central Camera.AutoStop – called when images=n
  • Major FastMode GUI Improvement
    • Statistics, Actions/Commands, Historylist
  • ObjectPosition3D support templates, result reference and threading
  • PlaneFit3D – major performance improvment with proper constraints and better ransac

 

 

Video – Realtime 3D Imaging of Box Picking

The Scorpion 3D Stinger RPP Camera provides the basis for robust and reliable robot vision solutions. This video deomstrates the camera in a box picking concept showing a simulated robot picking sequence using the camera for live realtime 3D image capture.

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The standard unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Video – Realtime 3D Image Capture of Carbon Block

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera produces realtime images of objects. This video shows how an carbon block is captured in realtime.

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Scorpion 3D Pizza Sorter – 57 years of machine vision history

57 years of computer vision

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Video – Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera

Real-time imaging for 3D Robot Vision

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

The typical system contains two cameras with lenses, power and easy mounting. The standard unit is ready for GigE vision with an internal switch, a termination panel and an internal DC-DC conversion. The unit is fed with 24 volts. Internally 5V and 12V are available to power cameras, laser and other internal and external components.

Specification
Other configurations with custom laser sources, different field of view and firewire cameras are available upon request. Check the pricelist for an overview of the Scorpion 3D Stinger™ Camera components.

Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Software support
The 3D Camera is the perfect companion for Scorpion Stinger for Robot Vision. Scorpion Vision Software can control multiple 3D cameras from a single Scorpion Compact PC. Combining multiple 3D cameras can be used to provide multiple viewing angles and to extend 3D FOV without losing resolution. The state-of-art multi-core support ensures the fastest and most robust 3D Stereo Vision solutions. The unique one-push 3D calibration technology provided by Scorpion secures optimal performance and easy maintenance.
The 3D – z resolution is by rule-of-thumb equal to the pixel resolution in 2D. This means that a cube of 1 m x 1 m x 0.5 mm can be resolved by 1 mm with a 1.3 MPixel 3D Camera.
The following standard units are available for 3D Stereo Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, Advanced 3D Robot Vision and 3D Measurement using Multiple Line Lasers and RPP – Random Pattern Projection Laser versions.

Read more in the data sheet …

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