Robot-based automation is widely used in industrial applications for guidance, materials handling, assembly, packaging, pick and place and much more. Robots are ubiquitous across food, automotive, agriculture, pharmaceutical, medical, aerospace, defense and security industries. These robots need highly accurate, robust and reliable machine vision to navigate their working space, avoid obstacles and collaborate with humans.
Lasers are used in robotic vison systems for remote sensing. LIDAR is used to measure the distance in an arc around a robot. When combined with laser technology, robotic precision and accuracy enhances worker safety, and increases overall production output while reducing waste and operating costs.