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New Stereo Vision Processor Announced

Posted 10 May 2005 at 17:30 UTC by steve Share This

Jason Peck writes, "I am the CEO over at Focus Robotics, a New Hampshire based company specializing in vision processors and systems for robotics and automation. At this year's RoboBusiness event we'll be demonstrating the new nDepth vision processor. The processor generates real-time depth information using a pair of cameras and is intended to help companies looking to improve or add navigation and object interaction systems. I have written a press release for the processor". The nDepth vision processor can process of to 60 752x480 frames per second using Xilinx FPGAs to do depth processing in hardware.

Saw it in action at RoboBusiness, posted 10 May 2005 at 20:40 UTC by JayFrancis » (Journeyer)

The Focus Robotics product is pretty cool. For the demos, they had three sets of stereo cameras set up with three displays. The displays were grey scale based on the range of the objects in view.

--Jay

Stereo vision, posted 10 May 2005 at 22:25 UTC by motters » (Master)

Sounds interesting, but still pretty expensive at "less than $1500". I'm developing a stereo vision system which would be far less expensive.

http://www.fuzzgun.btinternet.co.uk/sentience/sentience.htm

Eventually I hope you'll be able to buy vision systems like this in the shops at about the same price as an ordinary webcam.

Sigh, posted 10 May 2005 at 23:21 UTC by roschler » (Master)

Drool. Sigh.

I'm interested, posted 11 May 2005 at 14:27 UTC by ROB.T. » (Master)

In the article it looks like I can interface this system to an ATMega128 - is that correct? Because if it is I want one.

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