Depth perception can be achieved by a variety of 3D sensors ranging from stereo vision with cameras to lidar and ToF sensors, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
While several off-the-shelf options exist, a custom embedded solution can cater to specific application requirements better. Teledyne Flir’s embedded depth perception solution provides a high-resolution colour point cloud using custom stereo setup with cameras. Depending on factors such as accuracy, baseline, field-of-view, and resolution, such a solution can be built using relatively inexpensive components and open-source software.
Teledyne Flir’s machine vision engineers have produced a guide to stereo vision, taking you through all the necessary steps to design your own depth perception solution. The guide also covers pros and cons of two design options depending on space and computational requirements: with detailed steps for building, calibration and real-time depth mapping using one of the options. The setup does this without a host computer and uses off-the-shelf hardware and open-source software options.
The guide covers:
Click here to read the stereo machine vision guide.