Imaging Technology Solutions

3D solutions were once too expensive to be considered.  However, recent 3D low cost camera technologies have created companies to revisit 3D for their machine vision solutions.

Kinect

Time of Flight

(TOF)

Structured Light
Stereoscopic

Stereoscopic

with Structured Light

GelSight

KINECT2*

*ITS was selected to be in the Microsoft Connect Developer Preview Program

 

Every 3D sensor comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses.  The selection of the appropriate sensor, output format and analysis, and result-based output will depend on the application requirements. 

Many cameras come with software kits or have the ability to be customized with C++ software.