Robot plugs in new set of eyes

Industrial robots are used for a wide variety of tasks – from circuit board construction to assembling cars on a production line.  Many of these tasks require a high precision alignment of the work piece and the robot operating on the piece.  Sometimes supported by bespoke alignment systems.

Epson has just announced it will ship a new vision system for industrial robots – which will aid alignment and positioning of the robot on the work piece.  The new vision system also promises to accelerate the understanding and study of visual-reactive system.  It is an area that has a lot of interesting challenges and unsolved problems.

You can read the press release here: http://global.epson.com/newsroom/2011/news_20110829_2.html

James.

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