Cognex Machinve Vision Camera Mounted on Denso Manipulator

Machine Vision System

The Space Robotics Laboratory has added a Cognex In-Sight® vision system to our robot arms to provide the ability to inspect, identify and guide parts. These are self-contained, industrial grade vision systems combine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisition and processing.

The In-Sight Micro Series is an all-in-one vision system that instructs students in vision-based robot guidance, automated pallatizing, vision based assembly and visual inspection of parts.

In-Sight Micro packs an entire vision system into an amazingly small package measuring just 30mm x 30mm x 60mm—the size of a remote head camera. Its small size, together with a unique non-linear calibration tool that enables mounting at angles of up to 45-degrees makes In-Sight Micro ideal for mounting in tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery anywhere on the production line.


The laboratroy has also a Scanning Laser Range Finder (LIDAR) HOKUYO HURG-04LX-UG01. It is a 2-dimensional laser sensor for measuring the distance to the objects.