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Canon ventures into machine vision market with launch of RV1100 in Japan

Zafirah Salim | April 23, 2014
The new RV1100 3-D Machine Vision System is capable of high-speed, high-accuracy three-dimensional recognition of objects.

Canon is entering into the growing machine vision market with the launch of its RV1100 3-D Machine Vision System in Japan, the Japanese printing and imaging company announced on Tuesday.

According to the company’s media statement, the system is capable of high-speed, high-accuracy three-dimensional recognition of objects.

For instance, when it is used in conjunction with a robotic arm, it can result in increased production efficiency in factories by facilitating the automatic high-speed supply of parts to production lines.

To achieve this, it requires a system that has the capability of three-dimensional recognition of the parts’ shapes. Canon’s new RV1100 can accurately recognise a diverse range of objects, including parts with curved features, parts with few distinguishing characteristics, and intricately structured parts. It also achieves speedy performance; transmitting data to the robotic arm’s controller approximately 2.5 seconds after the sought-after part has been recognised.

The Canon RV1100 is now available for sale in Japan, and only 10 units will be released each month.

 

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