rc_visard
3D Stereo Sensor

Eyes for Your Robot with the
rc_visard 3D Stereo Sensor

The rc_visard 3D Stereo Sensor Provides Eyes for Your Robot

Provide Your Robot with Eyes

This smart camera is designed to enhance the capabilities of robots. The rc_visard 3D stereo sensor family enables robots to instantly generate and simultaneously process location-based data in real time, revolutionizing applications from precision bin-picking to seamless navigation. Furthermore, its on-board processing power eliminates the need for external (vision) computers.

Flexibility without Borders

Available in five versions, the rc_visard 3D stereo sensor is suitable for a wide range of applications. Utilizing self-motion estimation (VINS), these sensors determine their position with millimetric accuracy, even in vibration-prone environments. Our comprehensive on-board software, expandable through the rc_reason software suite, enhances application-specific functionalities, while an intuitive user interface makes the setup particularly easy.

Enable your robot to ‘see’ by equipping it with the rc_visard 3D stereo sensor and make your automation solutions more flexible.

A Plug-and-Produce
Machine Vision Solution

Users of the rc_visard do not need any experience or expertise in machine vision:

Thanks to its user-friendly and easily accessible web interface, the rc_visard can be used intuitively and the installation effort is reduced to a minimum. Furthermore, the rc_visard can be connected and configured via Rest-API, ROS and GenICam.

Model Options of the rc_visard 3D Stereo Sensor

rc_visard 3D stereo sensor 65 color

rc_visard 65 color

The rc_visard 65 color is optimized for applications with viewing distance of typically less than 50 cm that require color differentiation. Its compact size makes it particularly suited for robot-mounting. As it features color differentiation capacities, the rc_visard 65 color works best in good lighting conditions.

  • Precise color differentiation in both natural and artificial light
  • Designed for robot-mounted application
  • Color stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no need for external hardware
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces
rc_visard 3D stereo sensor 65 monochrome

rc_visard 65 monochrome

The rc_visard 65 monochrome is optimized for applications with viewing distance of typically less than 50 cm that do not require color differentiation. Its compact size makes it particularly suited for robot-mounting. As its cameras are three times more light-sensitive than color cameras, hence it reliably works even in poor/ variable lighting conditions.

  • Suitable for poor or variable lighting conditions
  • Designed for robot-mounted application
  • Stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no need for external hardware
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces
rc_visard 3D stereo sensor 160 color

rc_visard 160 color

The rc_visard 160 color is optimized for applications that require high precision at larger working distances. It is a good choice for static mounting above a scene as well as in mobile robotics applications, e.g. for navigation. As it features color differentiation capacities, the rc_visard 160 color works best in good lighting conditions.

  • Precise color differentiation in both natural and artificial light
  • Designed for viewing distances of over 50 cm
  • Color stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no need for external hardware
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces
rc_visard 3D stereo sensor 160 monochrome

rc_visard 160 monochrome

The rc_visard 160 monochrome is optimized for applications with a viewing distance greater than 50 cm that do not require color differentiation. The rc_visard 160 monochrome relies on cameras that are three times more light-sensitive than color cameras; hence it reliably works even in poor/variable lighting conditions.

The rc_visard 160 monochrome is available in two variants:

The rc_visard 160m-6 features lenses with a focal length of 6 mm (rather than the standard 4 mm). This leads to a slightly smaller viewing area, but enables a higher resolution and accuracy. This can be useful for set-ups with rather large viewing distance.

  • Suitable for poor or variable lighting conditions
  • Designed for viewing distances of over 50 cm
  • Stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no need for external hardware
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces

rc_visard 65 color

The rc_visard 65 color is optimized for applications with viewing distance of typically less than 50 cm that require color differentiation. Its compact size makes it perfect for robot-mounting. As it features color differentiation capacities, the rc_visard 65 color is best applied in good lighting conditions.

  • Precise color differentiation in both natural and artificial light
  • Designed for robot-mounted application
  • Color stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no external hardware required
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces

rc_visard 65 monochrome

The rc_visard 65 monochrome is optimized for applications with viewing distance of typically less than 50 cm that do not require color differentiation. Its compact size makes it perfect for robot-mounting and as its cameras that are three times more light-sensitive than color cameras, it reliably works even in poor/ variable lighting conditions.

  • Suitable for poor or variable lighting conditions
  • Designed for robot-mounted application
  • Stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no external hardware required
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces

rc_visard 160 color

The rc_visard 160 color is optimized for applications that require a high precision at larger working distances. It is a good choice for static mounting above a scene as well as in mobile robotics applications, e.g. for navigation. As it features color differentiation capacities, the rc_visard 160 color is best applied in good lighting conditions.

  • Precise color differentiation in both natural and artificial light
  • Designed for viewing distances of over 50 cm
  • Color stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no external hardware required
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces

rc_visard 160 monochrome

The rc_visard 160 monochrome is optimized for applications with a viewing distance greater than 50 cm that do not require color differentiation. It relies on cameras that are three times more light-sensitive than color cameras; hence it reliably works even in poor/variable lighting conditions.

Please note that the rc_visard 160 monochrome is available in two variants: With a focal length of 6 mm or the standard 4 mm. The focal length of 6mm enables a higher resolution and accuracy n a slightly smaller viewing area. This can be useful for set-ups with rather large viewing distance.

  • Suitable for poor or variable lighting conditions
  • Stereo and depth images as well as ego-motion
  • On-board processing, no external hardware required
  • Intuitive plug-and-produce interfaces

Features of the rc_visard 3D Stereo Sensor

rc_visard 65 – Orientation in 3D Space & Pointcloud Demonstration

Technical Specifications of the rc_visard 3D Stereo Sensor​

 rc_visard 65 / rc_visard 160
Image resolution1280 x 960 pixel, color or monochrome
Field of view4 mm lens: Horizontal: 61°, Vertical: 48°
6 mm lens: Horizontal: 43°, Vertical: 33°
IR cutoff650 nm
Depth image1280 x 960 pixel (Full) @ 1 Hz (with StereoPlus license)
640 x 480 pixel (High) @ 3 Hz
320 x 240 pixel (Medium) @ 15 Hz
214 x 160 pixel (Low) @ 25 Hz
Egomotion200 Hz, low latency
Computing unitNvidia Tegra K1
Power supply18 V to 30 V
CoolingPassive
rc_visard 65 rc_visard 160
Baseline 65 mm 160 mm
Depth range 0.2 m to infinity 0.5 m to infinity
Size (W x H x L) 135 mm x 75 mm x 96 mm 230 mm x 75 mm x 84 mm
Mass 0.68 kg 0.84 kg
 distance (mm)rc_visard 65-4rc_visard 160-4rc_visard 160-6
Lateral resolution (mm)200
500
1000
2000
3000
0.2
0.5
0.9
1.9
2.8

0.5
0.9
1.9
2.8

0.3
0.6
1.3
1.9
depth resolution (mm)200
500
1000
2000
3000
0.04
0.2
0.9
3.6
8.0

0.1
0.4
1.5
3.3

0.06
0.3
1.0
2.2
Average depth accuracy (mm)200
500
1000
2000
3000
0.2
0.9
3.6
14.2
32.1

0.4
1.5
5.8
13.0

0.3
1.0
3.9
8.8

* in millimeters with full resolution stereo matching and random dot projection on non-reflective and non-transparent objects.

 rc_visard 65 / rc_visard 160
Storage/transport temperature-25 °C to 70 °C
Operating temperature0 °C to 50 °C
Relative humidity (non-condensing)20 % to 80 %
Vibration5 g
Shock50 g
Protection classIP54
Others
  • Free from corrosive liquids or gases
  • Free from explosive liquids or gases
  • Free from powerful electromagnetic interference
 MinNominalMax
Supply voltage18.0 V24 V30.0 V
Max power consumption  25 W
Overcurrent protectionSupply must be fuse-protected to a maximum of 2 A
EMC complianceSee standards

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rc_visard in Action

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