OnRobot Expands Product Capabilities

OnRobot is extending its commitment to ongoing customer empowerment with the launch of a software update for its popular, 2.5D camera-based Eyes vision system.

“OnRobot takes a more practical, application-centered approach. This means providing our customers with easy-to-use tools tailored to specific application needs. But it also means empowering customers through updates to existing products that enable deployments in new application domains,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO at OnRobot.

The new features, which reportedly enable Eyes to be deployed in quality inspection applications and on mobile setups, include one-shot detection for multiple objects, color and blob detection and automatic landmark calibration tools designed to speed cycle time for mobile robot setups.

“OnRobot prides itself on having meaningful conversations with customers and on having the agility to respond to those conversations quickly through new releases and product updates,” added Iversen.

Eyes’ new inspection features can enable the system to easily sort, inspect, or pick & place unstructured objects using color and contour detection.

This detection method requires no workpiece teaching and finds items based on color and size information input by the operator. The tools also support manual inspections: operators can set up a camera and inspection program, manually place a workpiece in, and execute inspection. No robot required.

The update also provides users with one-shot detection for multiple objects, allowing the system to pick all workpieces with only one picture. This reduces complexity for users and improves cycle times. The update includes tools that allow users to request specific workpiece types and specify gripper clearance parameters.

A new Landmark feature has reportedly been added to Eyes’ powerful toolkit, enabling easy deployment of Eyes on mobile robots and setups with carts, trays, and pallets. The Landmark feature could make it simple to program mobile robots to move from station to station using end user-defined Landmarks as their guide. Landmarks can also be used to initiate specific robot operations.

For more information, visit https://onrobot.com.