Rapidly evolving, high-quality imaging technology is ushering in a new world of vision guided robotics (VGR) for manufacturers in diverse industries. While next-generation imaging systems are more adept than ever at providing the functionality needed to efficiently and economically fulfill unique application requirements, many decision makers are still trying to wrap their minds around the concept of VGR and how to best implement these sophisticated tools into operations to gain a competitive edge.
Conventional blind robots work best when everything is consistent—where the part or object is always in the same place and positioned in the same fashion. However, as soon as an object varies in size, orientation or location, robots without special capabilities fail. Just like humans, robots need vision to help mitigate that randomness.