Vision Guided Robot

Robot guide. The robot guide is an artificial vision system that can guide the robot to perform an action using the camera. In the industrial field robot guidance systems provide the ability to see objects and then allow to pick up the pieces in random positions or to perform a machining path which is not the default. The use of robots in robotised guides therefore allows to realize automation systems which are extremely versatile and with reduced tooling times. In order to get the best performance, SPECIALVIDEO has developed special calibration algorithms: Calibration is the function which allows the vision system to know the reference system of the robot and, at the same time to correct perspective distortion of the objective. The perspective deformation compensation is required especially in cases in which the camera is positioned close to the pieces, or it is inclined with respect to the work plane. The robot guidance system, developed by SPECIALVIDEO, can be configured to work with still or moving parts and also with pieces in contact with each other and partially occluded. It can be also equipped with functions for quality control, to detect the presence of defective parts and consequently manage the pieces deviation. The main application concerns the removal of pieces on the conveyor belt (2D), arranged in layers on pallets (2D multi-layer), or bulk pieces where it is necessary to use three-dimensional techniques (3D).

Case History

Weld bead research

Specialvideo has realized a vision system for weld pipes bead contactless research.

Bin picking

Specialvideo presents a robot guide system for bin picking based on a 3D technology.

Bin picking in a box

Specialvideo has developed a guidance system robot for taking bulk workpieces and folded sheets  in a box (bin picking).

Vision system for robot guide

The robots use  in industrial automation has already widespread thanks to versatility and reliability offered by these devices.

Brakes robot guide

Specialvideo has made several vision systems for the robot guide acts to manipulate brakes or their components.

Taps Robot Guide

Specialvideo has realized a vision system for robot guide in taps component production.


Glass Robot Guide

The glass industry particularity, with regard to the vision systems, concerns the material transparency . It's difficult to identify the observed pieces characteristics, because of their transparency and reflexivity. It's therefore of fundamental importance to correctly plan the illumination geometry.